The management of animal waste on farms is highly important for the upkeep of a farm. If this hazardous material isn’t properly disposed of, it can affect more than just the farm animals that bring forth profit and become our friends. Our town’s drinking water can become exposed to this hazardous material. When such an occurrence happens, diseases like cholera, E. Coli infections, and adenovirus can infest our bodies.
It’s important to properly dispose of animal waste instead of using it as a manure. Manure can affect certain plants positively but can spread diseases when it’s used as a fertilizer. There’s really no reason to keep the material around. It’s dangerous for any dog on the farm as they can sometimes think it’s food. Kids and adults alike might step in it and ruin shoes or clothing.
Your Animal’s Feed
Animals like horses and cows may be affected harshly by feed contaminated by manure. If it isn’t properly scooped up and disposed of it can intersect with the feed and become a part of it. This may not even be visible to the naked eye if animal dung isn’t scooped up in a sanitary way. While doing chores it’s easy to simply ignore the use of gloves while scooping and going straight to the loading of feed after the task is done. Gloves should be worn and hands should be washed thoroughly after the process of scooping is done.
Bugs are drawn to feces as a breading ground. It may also be something they eat. Making sure all the manure is properly removed will help lesson to chance of mosquitoes infesting the farm or other types of bugs that are drawn to crops as a source of nutrients. Having a major bug problem on the farm is an especially big problem for people who are trying to start an organic garden. Using pesticides is a must if you aren’t going to scoop feces up properly. Even if you already use pesticides, properly disposing of animal manure will lesson the need for them.
A More Pleasant Environment
Having a farm that’s clear of manure makes it a better environment for riding horses, playing chase with chickens, and having picnics. A clean farm is a happy farm as dogs are able to run freely and only smell the pleasant sniff of freshly cut grass. Not stepping in it means saving money on new clothes that would best be left hung up after a fun and happy day of doing chores. Let the pigs roll around in mud instead of what comes out of them.
The Importance Of Prevention
Always keep the idea in mind that getting rid of all the feces every so often is a good thing to do. It’s impossible to do it every day. Doing it every so often helps keep the farm profitable and sustains a happy environment for the animals living there. Be sure to keep everything in prime condition so both the animals, the owners, and anyone else living on the farm are happy there.