2. Temperatures should be taken at various locations and depths. I purchased straw (not organic) to be used as mulch for my garden (which is not working because it had lots of seeds which are germinating duh! So how long exactly does it take to make Compost? Once the wagon is full, we take it to the “compost” pile. Imagine if you have to use cow manure compost as fertilizer. By mixing Black Kow cow manure with your native soil before planting, you will provide moisture holding capacity to sandy soils. Management. Need to tons in amount if you want the same results. According to Michel (2009), compost windrows can be turned every 10 days or two weeks. We have 4-wheelers, wagons with handy dumping abilities and super cute kids that are really good at scooping manure. Discussion Starter • #1 • May 15, 2011. Manure that is piled and left alone will decompose slowly. It is the “catch-all” for all things compostable. In fact, it’s better to compost the cow dung before using it for plants. Five tons of cow manure, when it becomes compost, the volume is getting very high. Making Compost is reliant on multiple factors but an active (hot) compost will take about 3-6 months, while the passive (cold) option will need 8-12 Months. To effi ciently compost manure, turn the pile when temperatures drop below 110 F. After three to fi ve turns, the manure should be composted. Compost. It can take a year or more if the starting material contains a wide carbon:nitrogen ratio (as is the case when manure contains wood chips). This pile is much more than a heap of cow manure. For basic fertilizer, it takes a lot. I have used cow manure in my compost pile and Im into 3 week mark with the compost. I will be asking around at local farms to get a lot of manure/compost for our huge garden. A compost pile is like a plant, needs to be maintained and cared for to get good results. and so I have removed it) and have also used it as a base for my compost pile for aeration. Otherwise, the heat released during fermentation may damage the plant and introduce bacteria into the soil. The all-natural organic way to improve native soils is to start with Black Kow composted cow manure - The Mature Manure. This can take three to four months if conditions are ideal. Manure alone or with straw will decompose readily on its own. Some things that get tossed in our compost pile: Black Kow has 10 times more nutrients than typical garden soil, and 4 to 6 times more cow manure than other brands. This is because the water content is sufficiently reduced. After composting, cow dung can be used as fertilizer or organic manure with the efficient use of organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus and some micro elements, and what’s more, cow manure compost with professional compost turner machine also has the advantages of low expense, big handling capacity and good composting effect, etc. To make cow dungs get better composting, there are some useful cow manure composting methods and equipment. 94 Posts . With them, you can compost cow manure much easier.