Can You Compost Cow & Horse Manure?

Cow Manure Compost

Yes, cow and horse manure can be used as composting ingredients. You’ll actually come across composted manure products in home improvement stores. Composted manure is widely used for farming and gardening due to it having a variety of nutrients needed for plant growth.

Cow and horse manure would be considered green composting materials (source of nitrogen). To make a successful compost, the cow or horse manure should be mixed with lighter composting ingredients like hay or straw.


When using any sort of manure as compost, make sure they are put deep within the compost pile to attract less pests like cockroaches and flies.

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