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horse waste disposal

Horse manure is widely used in agriculture and horticulture. Horse manure is a natural organic fertilizer that can improve soil structure, improve soil aeration and water retention, and promote plant growth. Horse manure is an organic product excreted by horses after digestion. It is rich in organic matter, cellulose, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and other nutrients. It is a high-quality organic fertilizer. Horse manure can also be used as compost material, and the organic compost produced by composting can help improve soil texture and form beneficial microbial communities.

horse manure

horse waste management——Composting

Owning horses inevitably involves dealing with manure, as the average horse produces approximately 31 pounds of it each day. Properly managing this waste is a crucial aspect of responsible horse care. Instead of considering your horse’s waste as a drawback, see it as a valuable resource. Composting the manure stands out as the most effective method, allowing it to undergo a natural transformation into organic fertilizer over time. This eco-friendly approach to manure disposal contributes to environmentally sustainable practices.

How to compost horse manure?

To compost horse manure, you first need to collect horse manure from managers and paddocks, along with possible bedding materials such as straw, hay, or wood chips. Choose a composting site with good ventilation and sunlight, and then spread a layer of coarse material over the site, such as straw or wood chips, to promote aeration and drainage.

Next, distribute horse manure evenly over the coarse material and add bed material at intervals to balance the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio. Keep the compost moist but not too wet to encourage decomposition. Turn the compost regularly to aerate it and speed up the decomposition process. 

Organic fertilizer production workshop

To monitor the progress of your compost pile, use a thermometer to check the temperature inside your compost pile. Generally speaking, composting temperature is between 54-65℃ which helps to effectively break down the organic matter.

The process of composting horse manure requires regular effort and maintenance to ensure proper humidity, ventilation, and carbon-to-nitrogen ratio. Composting done correctly will help convert horse manure into organic fertilizer while reducing the environmental impact of the waste.

Composting equipment for sale:

Organic fertilizer fermentation tanks are widely used in agriculture. The tank adopts a closed structure, which provides an ideal environment for effective organic waste treatment. This closed design not only helps control odor and emissions during the fermentation process, but also maintains good temperature and humidity conditions, promotes the reproduction of microorganisms, and improves the decomposition efficiency of organic waste.

The closed structure of the tank can also effectively prevent external impurities and harmful substances from entering, ensuring that organic waste during the fermentation process is effectively processed and high-quality organic fertilizer is generated. Its closed nature also helps reduce adverse effects on the surrounding environment, making organic waste treatment more environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Organic Fertilizer Fermentation Tank:

  • Output: 3~4.5 m³/day
  • Power Supply: 380V50Hz
  • Treatment capacity: 7~10 m³/day
Organic fertilizer fermentation tank case-May 13, 2020 Heyuan, Guangdong

Compost Turner:

  • Power:75~143kw
  • Capacity: 500~1800m³/h
  • Working Speed 6-10m/min

Compost turner features a robust construction and is equipped with rotating blades or drums that effectively lift and aerate the compost, promoting the circulation of air throughout the pile. This aeration is vital for the growth of beneficial microorganisms, facilitating the breakdown of organic matter into nutrient-rich compost.

One of the key advantages of a compost turner lies in its ability to speed up the composting process, significantly reducing the overall time required for the conversion of organic waste into valuable compost. Its adjustable height and versatile design make it suitable for use in various composting systems, from small-scale backyard composting to large-scale industrial operations.

In addition to accelerating decomposition, the use of a compost turner helps maintain an even temperature, distribute moisture more uniformly, and prevent the formation of anaerobic zones within the compost pile.


Deep processing of organic fertilizer

Fermented horse manure can also be further processed, such as being made into pellets and packaged for sale. Through the pelleting process, horse manure can be more conveniently stored, transported, and applied to farmland. The process of pelleting horse manure usually involves grinding and mixing the fermented horse manure, and then using a rotary drum granulator to compress it into granules. Pellets can be relatively uniform in size and shape, making it easier for farmers to apply fertilizer as needed. Packaged horse manure pellets extend shelf life and are easier to store and sell. How to use horse manure processing equipment to make organic fertilizer? Let’s look down together.

powder production line flow chart

Horse manure becomes an organic fertilizer after composting. If you want to make horse manure powdered organic fertilizer, you need the following steps and production equipment:

The production process of horse manure granulated organic fertilizer is relatively complex because multiple different machines may be involved in the granulation process. The following are detailed production steps and related equipment:

Crush and mix:

To ensure the quality of organic fertilizer powder, it first needs to be crushed and mixed. This step is designed to ensure the uniformity of the powder, and other functional bacteria or nutrients can be added here to produce organic fertilizer with specific fertilizer effects. For this purpose, it is recommended to use a Semi-wet Material Crusher and disc-mixer. The disc-mixer can be used to effectively mix organic fertilizers.

disc mixer


During the granulation process, powdered organic fertilizer is converted into granular form. There are four types of organic fertilizer granulators, including Rotary Drum Granulator, Disc Granulator, Flat Die Pellet Mill, and Ring Die Pellet Mill, all of which adopt wet granulation. The structures of these machines are different, but they are all capable of achieving a granulation rate of up to 95%.

rotary drum granulator

Drying and cooling:

The purpose of this step is to reduce the moisture content of the organic fertilizer particles, making them more dense and improving storage time.


Use a screening machine to separate qualified and unqualified organic fertilizer particles. Unqualified particles are sent to the crusher for secondary granulation, while qualified particles are sent to the packaging machine.



To meet customer needs, organic fertilizer automatic packaging machines are used to package granules, simplifying the process, improving efficiency, adapting to different specifications, and providing efficient, convenient, and hygienic standard packaging solutions.

What are the disposal methods for horse manure?

The best way to dispose of horse manure is to compost it and make horse manure organic fertilizer pellets for sale.

Can the organic fertilizer production line handle large quantities of horse manure?

Yes, organic fertilizer production lines are designed to handle various scales of production, from small farms to large-scale agricultural operations. The equipment can be customized to meet specific production needs.

How long does it take for horse manure to compost?

Using ABC Machinery’s advanced organic fertilizer fermentation tank, the composting cycle is about 7 days.

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