Cowgirl Compost 1
The whole process takes about nine months from start to finish. We're fortunate because we work with a lot of very competent people who do the process correctly and thoroughly. The manure is taken out of open air pens from dairies, it's laid out in long rows, it's turned over for nine months. Temperatures are taken and recorded to make sure that there's enough heat happening in the compost piles to kill all the pathogens. At the end of this process you end up with a beautiful dirt that doesn't have the smell of manure but still comes with all the benefits of a dairy cow diet. So essentially you get a pile of manure. Do you have to turn it over, flip it over, basically dry it out.
That's exactly how it works. We work with a really great company called Magic Valley compost and they have a lot of really big equipment that you need to effectively turn compost to make it a true compost. You can imagine it like a big lawn mulcher and it's going over these rows turning all of this compost over these months to ensure that it's being turned thoroughly so that all the different parts of the compost are thoroughly composted and exposed to this heat process that goes on. So it's just a completely natural process.
Does it on its own is completely natural as long as you correctly pile it in long rows and give it time to work on itself. The microorganisms within the manure begin the process and it's a reaction with the microorganisms and air and sunlight. Company name cowgirl compost.