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Friday, January 20 2017 10:02 AM

Conditioned Manure Offers Many Advantages

Many farmers have seen the agronomic benefits of applying livestock manure to their crop land.  Livestock manure is an excellent source of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and the micronutrients sulfur, zinc, and calcium.  However, uneven application of raw manure, high freight cost due to the moisture content, and contamination of weed seeds has limited its adoption by some farmers.

Our team at GK Environmental Services is excited to announce a solution to these concerns.  They have invested in a compost turner which will transform raw livestock manure into nutrient dense conditioned manure that will give our local farmers a viable alternative to commercial fertilizer.  Conditioned manure is very similar to compost except that, we do not add any additional leaves or straw to the raw manure.  A “true” composted product requires the addition of leaves or straw which aides in the breakdown of the manure.

Our conditioned manure product is very consistent in particle size and moisture making land application of the nutrients precise and accurate.  In addition, the conditioning process of mechanically turning the raw manure fosters internal temperatures greater than 140°F.  Maintaining this temperature for an extended period of time will result in a significant reduction in pathogens and weed seed germination in the conditioned manure.

Conditioned manure is an affordable and eco-friendly solution for all of today’s farming practices.  Freight and spreading cost are significantly reduced due to the moisture reduction.  The consistent and fine particle size of the conditioned manure will allow for nutrient movement into the soil without any tillage.

Give our team a call if you would like to see first-hand the benefits of conditioned manure.  Our team will help organize all of your delivery and spreading needs.

Please contact our team by calling (620) 792-6166.

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Innovative Livestock Services, Inc.

Innovative Livestock Services

2006 Broadway Avenue
Great Bend, KS 67530

(620) 793-9200

4805 Vue du Lac
Manhattan, KS 66503

(785) 587-9700

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