elle sagenev wrote:Man. I don't want to give the kids worms. Bad enough our water is poisoning them. Guess I'll attempt to compost it. I've never composted before. Ha!
John Duda wrote:I'd say that it depends on what you feed your pigs. When I raised pigs I never fed them any meat scraps, none. If your pigs are free ranging then I'd guess that they have very little meat in their diet. But, I wouldn't say they have none. But; the manure you use in your garden is the manure you get when the pigs are confined. So you know what's in their diet.
Bryant RedHawk wrote:The only poop that can safely be used directly (without composting) on any food garden is rabbit poop, all others need to be composted to kill pathogens.
Raw pig manure being spread directly on the lettuce fields is what caused those recalls of romaine and "bagged" lettuces, the diseases raw poop grown foods can give the human body are not worth the risk, Lysteria, salmonella are no fun to have.
I compost our hog and donkey manures along with the chicken house clean outs, this makes a wonderfully rich composted manure that really gets plants growing.
Marco has the scoop on poop.
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