MANURE MANAGEMENT PITS
Agricultural Nutrient Management
The Agricultural Nutrient Management (ANM) Grant Program seeks to provide financial, educational and technical assistance for livestock and agricultural land operations and related organizations with implementing Best Management Practices and such other measures necessary to prevent or mitigate water pollution. Applicants for ANM grants may apply for cost assistance of up to $2,500 per year. There is no match required, however, in-kind services such as labor provided by the applicant will enhance the application. The majority of the funding will be used for on-farm projects that address the program objectives. Funding may also be utilized by organizations for educational projects
This program will provide assistance to horse owners to construct manure management pits and other projects designed to minimize the impact that horses have on water sources. This can include such projects as fencing off ponds and streams and building bridges to cross brooks etc.
Richard Uncles, Director of this Department spoke to the DTR club about the program and we had a chance to view Jane Mallinson’s manure management pit. If you are interested in making use of this program, go to
And go to the bottom of the page for instructions.
You can get detailed site plans for the pit at
http://rockinghamccd.org/ - look under “NH Nutrient Management Program Standard Drawings
A FIRST AID KIT
We had the pleasure of welcoming Dr Irving Salkovitz as a speaker at one of our monthly meetings. He gave us some hints and suggestions about what to include in a first aid kit to keep in the trailer or barn. Here is a list of things that you might want to include:
PVC Tubing cut Lengthwise for a splint