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Postby Rniemann » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:28 pm

Anyone have experience w a deep pit finishing barn? Curious how animals stay warm enough in cold temps if you can’t bed them. Also curious what the manure does in terms of reducing fertilizer expense for pasture and row crop? Does it replace nitrogen or potash etc? Maybe both, maybe nothing? Thanks!
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Re: Deep pit

Postby Nesikep » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:51 pm

No experience with the barn, but manure definitely is good for the ground.. perhaps it won't completely replace fertilizer but it will reduce how much you need.
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Re: Deep pit

Postby sim.-ang.king » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:58 pm

The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:53 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.


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Re: Deep pit

Postby snoopdog » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:23 pm

sim.-ang.king wrote:The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.
Used to talk to a guy on the radio , and knew he was bsing, but he was raised VERY poor, and he went on on about the hogs being under the house and he was warm , maybe he wasn't bsing .
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Re: Deep pit

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:35 pm

snoopdog wrote:
sim.-ang.king wrote:The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.
Used to talk to a guy on the radio , and knew he was bsing, but he was raised VERY poor, and he went on on about the hogs being under the house and he was warm , maybe he wasn't bsing .

Not sure if it still is but in the past it was common in some European countries to live above the cattle in the winter.
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Re: Deep pit

Postby snoopdog » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:08 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
snoopdog wrote:
sim.-ang.king wrote:The decomposition of manure, and body heat is what heats the barn. A full barn with a half full pit, will stay above 50, even in the coldest weather, as long as it's sealed up good.
Manure from cattle is worth about 40-60% of pig manure. So it will take more manure, than pig manure. Simple manure test will tell you everything you need to know.
Used to talk to a guy on the radio , and knew he was bsing, but he was raised VERY poor, and he went on on about the hogs being under the house and he was warm , maybe he wasn't bsing .

Not sure if it still is but in the past it was common in some European countries to live above the cattle in the winter.
Kenny , I'm pretty sure it's still quite common in Arkansas ,smiley laughy emoji
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Re: Deep pit

Postby greybeard » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:01 pm

In SE Asia, it's pigs that are raised under the house. Nothing to do with providing heat tho.....They eat 'waste' that comes down from in the house.
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