Horse Farming Articles

  • Agricultural Rural Horse Farm - Case Study

    VISSOLIS installed a 50 kW system on the roof of the 19,000 ft² indoor arena on the Riverdale Horse Farm. The horse farm is well known in the state for its breeding, boarding, and training facilities. The property owner already had installed and invested in a 200 kW ground mounted system for his own in 2012. VISSOLIS leases the roof space and manages installation and operation. This was at ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • Success Stories from the Bird-X Team

    At Bird-X, we are proud of our humane and eco-friendly approach to bird control. Here are just some recent examples of how our dedicated bird control professionals have helped business and land owners all across the country get rid of birds – for good! Stuart, Tom, Tim, and Dan weigh in on their recent success stories: Stuart At an Executive Airport near ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Swedish Horse Crematorium - Case Study

    Örebro, Sweden A Swedish specialist in horse cremation required a new cremator and was willing to travel to the UK to see why Addfield really are the best. Client Overview ViVet AB is a specialist horse cremation located in central Sweden. The owner is certified in the transportation and cremation of horses and ponies. All cremations are ...

  • January Composting Roundup

    St. Paul, Minnesota: State DOT Issues New Compost Specs The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) updated its specifications for using finished compost in MNDOT projects in the 2018 Edition of its “Standard Specifications For Construction.” The two main changes to the specs, explains Kayla Walsh of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, are: 1) Inclusion of food ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Success Stories from the Bird-X Team

    At Bird-X, we are proud of our humane and eco-friendly approach to bird control. Here are just some recent examples of how our dedicated bird control professionals have helped business and land owners all across the country get rid of birds – for good! Stuart, Tom, Tim, and Dan weigh in on their recent success stories: Stuart At an Executive ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • Connections: New Green Revolution

    We are in need of a new revolution in how food is grown. A growing population in combination with climate change has put heavy pressure on our current system. The last time this happened (about 50 years ago) we had the Green Revolution to save the day. Major improvements in crop breeding and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides resulted in enormous yield gains in farms across Asia, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Why are retailers throwing out perfectly good milk by the truckloads?

    Each year individuals in North America and Europe throw away an average of 95 to 115 kilograms (210 to 250 pounds) of food they think is either spoiled or rotten. Much of this food is tossed in the garbage because it’s past the expiration or “sell by” date. But what if those dates are ...


    By Ensia

  • Singer`s algorithm controls farm irrigation - Case Study

    Their Challenge On the San Xavier Reservation near Tucson, Arizona, the Tohono O’odom Nation grows organic alfalfa for racing horses plus fruits and vegetables. Thanks to Singer Valve, San Xavier is home to a sophisticated flood irrigation system that consists of one 16” (400 mm) globe style and eight 16” angle style valves and five storage tanks each with its own ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Evaluating composting for contingency bases

    Technology is being evaluated to demonstrate a potentially viable supplement to waste incineration at Department of Defense bases that support operations of deployed units. To help address the solid waste management challenges at Department of Defense contingency bases overseas, the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment (NDCEE) is demonstrating an in-vessel composting ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • JF Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, San Juan Capistrano, California - Case Study

    Project Name: JF Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Product: Gravelpave2 paddock reinforcement grid Application: Emergency Access & Paddock Reinforcement City: San Juan ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Lummus Park, Police Mounted Patrol, Miami, Florida - Case study

    Project Name: Lummus Park, Police Mounted Patrol Product: Grasspave2  Application: Occassional Truck and Horse Trailer Access City: Miami State/Province: Florida Install Date: February 2007 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Vermicomposting of flyash: a potential hazardous waste converted into nutritive compost by earthworm (Eudrilus eugeniae)

    Vermicomposting of fly-ash(FA) mixed with different proportions of Horse dung (HD) T1 – 100% HD alone, T2 – 10% FA + 90% HD, T3 – 20% FA + 80% HD, T4 – 30% FA + 70% HD, T ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Williamsburg Stables, Williamsburg, Virginia - Case study

    Project Name: Williamsburg Stables Product: Grasspave2  Application: Parking for Horse Trailers City: Williamsburg State/Province: Virginia Install Date: December 1998 Install Size: 170 m2 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Auctions and the New Zealand horse industry: What happens when global recession hits?

    In spite of having the knowledge, natural advantages and national enthusiasm within an industry, it is never without the issues of current economic climate. This paper looks at the buying and selling of NZ horses, what methods are used and times of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Manure Compost A New Cash Crop

    A growing number of livestock producers are discovering manure compost as a new cash crop. When Mark Meyer refers to the “magic” at New Day Farms, he isn’t referring  to  the  liquid  egg  products  generated  by more than 2.5 million laying hens. Rather, Meyer, the environmental manager  at the Ohio facility, is talking about the ...

  • Vermicomposting of solid textile mill sludge spiked with cow dung and horse dung: a pilot-scale study

    This paper reports the vermicomposting of Solid Textile Mill Sludge (STMS) spiked with Cow Dung (CD) and Horse Dung (HD) in a six-month pilot-scale experiment employing Eisenia foetida. Growth and fecundity of Eisenia foetida were significantly affected by temperature variations. The lesser number of cocoons and hatchlings were produced in pilot scale experiments than in controlled temperature ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Zoos, farms, companies converting manure to compost, biofuel

    Dan Corum calls himself “the doctor of doo,” the “minister of muck” and the “number one of number two.” Even though he enjoys making fun of his role as compost/recycling coordinator at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, he — and others involved in using manure for compost or biofuel — are deadly serious about their efforts. Composting of manure from ...

  • Compost Science & Utilization: Current research

    Materials and Methods Composting To Eradicate Fusarium Graminearum From Infested Livestock FeedInvestigators: Francis J. Larney, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Centre, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; T. Kelly Turkington, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research Centre, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada Objectives: Fusarium head blight, caused by Fusarium graminearum, could potentially become a ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Development of time-temperature probes for tracking inactivation during composting

    Performing compost quality assessment such as compost stability is quite necessary for rating the quality of horse manure and biowaste composts and meeting specific regulatory requirements on the composition and compost process. The aim of this study was to identify an appropriate feedstock composition for use in the production of high quality compost. The objectives were to (1) identify an ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Pragmatic farm composters forge new path to resource recovery

    AG CHOICE is an on-farm composting operation located in the scenic countryside of Andover, New Jersey. On the drive to tour their site, it was astounding just how much of New Jersey, our most densely populated state, is still rural. Jay and Jill Fischer operate the two-year-old facility, which is one of a kind in New Jersey. Jay also owns and operates a sawmill in the area, and it was while ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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