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This image illustrates distributing manure from a rear end spreader.  An apron at the bottom of the spreader moves the load to the rear of the box where beaters propel the manure out the end.  NAL #4959 illustrates loading this spreader with manure from a cattle pen.  Alternative equipment spreads the manure from the side of the box (NAL #4961 & #4962).  Consisting of feces and urine, and usually bedding, animal manure is a valuable source of nutrients for plants.  It also improves organic matter content of the soil.  Plowing or disking the soil soon after spreading the manure optimizes capture of manure nutrients and minimizes pollution from volatilization and/or runoff of manure nutrients.

Spreading from a solid manure spreader

Credit: New Holland

Digital Credit: New Holland

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Description: This image illustrates distributing manure from a rear end spreader. An apron at the bottom of the spreader moves the load to the rear of the box where beaters propel the manure out the end. NAL #4959 illustrates loading this spreader with manure from a cattle pen. Alternative equipment spreads the manure from the side of the box (NAL #4961 & #4962). Consisting of feces and urine, and usually bedding, animal manure is a valuable source of nutrients for plants. It also improves organic matter content of the soil. Plowing or disking the soil soon after spreading the manure optimizes capture of manure nutrients and minimizes pollution from volatilization and/or runoff of manure nutrients.

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