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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
WHAT?????
The joys of living in a rural area with many dairy farms!!
The tanker trucks (I believe 6 of them)have been up and down our road all day and probably for many days to come hauling liquid manure from the large dairy located about 4 miles away. They milk over 3000 cows so thats ALOT OF MANURE!!!! Its not too stinky however I wonder (not really!) were they are spreading all that stuff!!!
And you thought you had a icky job would would you like to do this in the summer heat!!!
post #2 of 15
Ewww!
post #3 of 15
I do believe that "poop-trucking" is a singularly rural-american experience.

Wow.

I think they are using it in mulch in suburbia.
post #4 of 15
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom
I do believe that "poop-trucking" is a singularly rural-american experience.

Wow.

I think they are using it in mulch in suburbia.
Not quite - rural anywhere, probably.

At least it's cow dung. Man, does pig dung stink!
post #5 of 15
I've been going out on the boat as its peak lobster season here helping hubbya few days a week lately . You should smell the bait thats cooked on the dock crawling with maggots! And having to reach into it to fill the bait bags...Thats really smelly..And gross. Hubby just smiles and says thats the smell of money...
post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by GailC
WHAT?????
The joys of living in a rural area with many dairy farms!!
The tanker trucks (I believe 6 of them)have been up and down our road all day and probably for many days to come hauling liquid manure from the large dairy located about 4 miles away. They milk over 3000 cows so thats ALOT OF MANURE!!!! Its not too stinky however I wonder (not really!) were they are spreading all that stuff!!!
And you thought you had a icky job would would you like to do this in the summer heat!!!


Ahhhh No I hate that dairy smell, and you say it's liquid I would rather clean up tons of cat poo poo
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by gardenandcats
I've been going out on the boat as its peak lobster season here helping hubbya few days a week lately . You should smell the bait thats cooked on the dock crawling with maggots! And having to reach into it to fill the bait bags...Thats really smelly..And gross. Hubby just smiles and says thats the smell of money...

Ahhh No not doing that one either Whoaaaaa yuk I couldn't possibly Money I don't think sooooo I know you meant makeing money, I wouldn't be spending much if that job waited on me I can't even take the shell off a dead lobster to cook it all those feeler thingees oh makes my hair stand up
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
You think liquid cow manue is stinky (it is!!) chicken "manure" is worse!!
At least they stopped hauling last nite once it got dark but they have been busy up and down the road for a while and I get to inhale the scent while Im in the veg garden.
post #9 of 15
Yes I know that's like rancid for sure Kinda turns me against chicken and eggs, but then look those suckers will eat dang near anything We have a egg ranch not to far from us, and my daughter has one pretty close to her, when it's windy you can see little fuzzy feathers flying around
post #10 of 15
Woodland park Zoo in Seattle Markets the dung of varoius herbivores and omnivores they keep.
They mix it and bag it, and call it ZooDoo.
It's great fertilizer but man, that has got to be the worst smell ever!
Especially considering some of the very exotic diets the South American and African herbivores eat.

I had the misforture to work for 2 years at the Zoo, and only about 300 feet from the manure bins.
post #11 of 15
for my plants especially tomatoes and basil, we use the rejects of coffee from the coffee machine, it gives the plants a yummy touch!
and for me it smells much better than ew cow poop or pig or chicken poop!
post #12 of 15
Gail what do they do with this liquid cow manure? Is it trucked off and used to make fertilizer?
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
No they spread in one the fields-well actually they inject it into the soil. This prevents runoff into any small or large waterways. However the dairies do need quite a bit of land to do this (hundreds and hundres of acres!!) I distinguish dairies vs farms as farms are set up differently and do not have the capability to have to many cows.
This causes be controversy as many farmers pump the manure pits (which actually are located underneath the dairies and can be 30 ft deep and as long and wide as the buildings). They I think by state law the pits have to hold 6 months worth of liquid manure and farmers are going to be banned from spreading this on frozen farm fields due to several areas that have the groundwater contaminated from the manure and wells have to be abandoned.
They want to limit the # of cows that a dairy can have. They large one that is about 5 miles from me wants to expand from 3000 to 6900 cows!! Their was a letter in the newspaper that said the waste produced equals the waster produced by a city of 75,000!!!
post #14 of 15
I have a dairy farm behind me, and I woke up to that lovely smell this morning. I think they have spread it in the corn field.
post #15 of 15
Northwest Arkansas is the chicken capital of the world (Tyson, George's are based in a town 20 minutes away, Springdale. As soon as you get outside of the towns, the hills are alive with the smell of chicken houses. Springdale smells bad year round, but it gets worse in the summer.
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