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Kreider Farms introduces new manure fertilizer


May 12, 2010
By Manure Manager

May 7, 2010, Manheim, PA –
In an effort to promote recycling and sustainable local agriculture, Kreider
Farms recently introduced a chicken and cow manure blend for use in vegetable
gardens, flowerbeds and other plant growth.

May 7, 2010, Manheim, PA –
In an effort to promote recycling and sustainable local agriculture, Kreider
Farms
recently introduced a chicken and cow manure blend for use in vegetable
gardens, flowerbeds and other plant growth.

The bagged manure is sold
exclusively in retail grocery stores across the eastern Pennsylvania region.

“As the only large egg and
dairy combination farm in the nation, we are able to mix 25 percent of our
fresh, dried chicken manure with 75 percent composted cow manure,” said Ron
Kreider, president and CEO, and the third-generation family leader of Kreider
Farms
.

“The manure blend achieves
the desired level of nutrients; specifically, 1% total nitrogen, 1% phosphoric
acid, and 1% soluble potash. Calcium from the chicken manure is also present,
which further contributes to plant health.”

The manure blend is
processed through an extractor to separate the solids from the liquids. The
solid material is then composted and dehydrated in a facility that protects the
material from rainfall, which can leach out nutrients. The process also
eliminates odors from the end product.

Kreider Farms is one of
Pennsylvania’s largest dairy farms. For more information on the farms’
initiatives, please visit www.kreiderfarms.com.


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