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When composted and aged, theWhen composted and aged, the manure of just about any farm animal has value in the garden. (Some sources suggest that pig and wild omnimore, as well as dog and cat, manure should not be used.) The animal manures that we list are the more commonly available. When you use any animal manure, be aware that nutrient levels can vary (that of rabbits, for example, is high in nitrogen, as is that of poultry). Nutrient levels impact plant growth. Also consider that the manure of non-ruminants, including rabbits and horses, may contain viable weed seeds. The manure of cows and deer and elk is less likely to contain viable weed seeds because they chew the cud and digest the material that they consume. We hope this helps!    

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