Turning Dung Into Gold
Did you know…
A cow can poop up to 15 times a day and produces 65 lbs. (29.5 kg) of manure daily – that’s 12 tons (908 kg) a year according to Alice Ferguson Foundation. The huge amount of cattle manure and slurries produced could cause environment issue such as greenhouse gas emission. Eco Yap has been working on sustainable agricultural practices in mitigating possible manure pollution problems.
In addition, cattle manure is a valuable source of key nutrients including nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), sulphur (S), magnesium (Mg), and calcium (Ca), as well as certain micronutrients according to research done by Beef Cattle Research Council. The rich nutrients in cattle manure make it a great all-purpose fertilizer – extremely affordable and a great garden all-rounder.
Hence, it’s a win-win situation of turning cattle manure into organic fertilizer that boost growth of crops while tackling the environment issues mentioned above. Image 1 below shows the organic fertilizer produced by Prem (first guy count from right), Eco Farm’s manager and his fellow colleagues using newly bought machine. Image 2 show a closer look of how the organic fertilizer looks like