Sheep and goats produce pelleted droppings that are dry, easy to handle and virtually odorless.This manure is referred to as cold manure because of its low nitrogen content, The main advantage of sheep and goat manure is high quality organic matter it supplies, helping to feed the diverse community of beneficial soil organisms which are essential for healthy soil and plant growth.As with most other animal manures the nutrient content depends on the usual factors, age and storage of manure, the diet fed to the animal, and the litter materials, if any, that is used.
HOW TO PREPARE
- Using Sheep and goat manure in garden beds can create the optimal growing conditions for your plants. The naturally dry pellets are not only easy to collect and apply, but are less messy than many other types of manure. There are endless uses for Sheep and goat manure. Sheep and goat droppings can be used in nearly any type of garden, including that of flowering plants, herbs, vegetables, and fruit trees. Sheep and goat manure can even be composted and used as mulch.
- One of the most common uses for goat manure is as a fertilizer. Goat manure fertilizer can help gardeners produce healthier plants and crop yields. Goats not only produce neater pelletized droppings, but their manure doesn’t typically attract insects or burn plants as does manure from cows or horses. Goat manure is virtually odorless and is beneficial for the soil.
- This manure contains adequate amounts of the nutrients that plants need for optimal growth, especially when the goats have bed in stalls. As urine collects in goat droppings, the manure retains more nitrogen, thus increasing its fertilizing potency. However, this increase in nitrogen usually requires composting prior to use.
HOW TO USES
- Using sheep and goat manure in garden areas is one of the best ways to enrich the soil. Its pelleted state makes it suitable for direct applications to flower and vegetable gardens without the worry of burning plants. In addition, the pellets are easy to spread and till into the garden. Working in equal parts of sheep and goat manure, sand, and straw to spring beds is another option, adding more or less manure throughout the season depending on the plants grown.
- If desired, you can add your sheep and goat manure fertilizer to the garden in the fall and allow it to soak into the ground over winter. You can typically obtain sheep and goat manure fertilizer from garden supply centers or from local farms and retailers. In fact, if you are willing to come get it, many sheep and goat farmers would be more than happy to give you manure just to get it out of their way.