Laurie Crowe, a Livestock Nutrient Management Specialist at the South Yakima Conservation District in Zillah, WA shares how cow manure is a natural by-product of the dairy industry. When cow manure is composted it can be sold outside the Yakima Valley or repurposed on the farm. Composted manure releases nutrients more slowly than commercial fertilizer, which is a good thing. The dairy farmers in Yakima Valley are always looking for the best way to handle manure in a way that benefits everyone.
Composting: A Nutrient Manager's Perspective