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Welcome To Black Kow

 Black Kow® "the mature manure" is made from the finest raw materials available...manure from dairy farms. Black Kow®,  has 4 to 6 times more nutrients than typical garden soils.  It all starts at the dairy farm where we "employ" over 20,000  cows a year to get enough raw material for Black Kow® compost. We never add any chemicals to our product.

  This turning helps “kick start” the naturally occurring microbes that break down the manure. It takes about three months to complete the composting cycle. During the composting process temperatures can reach one hundred fifty degrees and weed seeds that the cows might have ingested are killed in about two days.

 

 

The bags are electronically weighed, filled and heat-sealed. Shown here are the 1 cubic ft. bags...the most popular and economical size. Bags travel off a conveyer belt and are electronically stacked on shipping pallets.

 

  The dairy farmer cleans the holding pens and stores the manure in huge piles.  Our front-end loaders and special turning equipment begin the process of composting. That helps the natural decaying process caused by beneficial microbes.  It converts “waste” into an organic, nutrient-rich, stable soil called Black Kow®. 

 

Now that the composting is complete, let’s go inside the plant. Here the Black Kow® is dumped into a hopper. The manure has been sifted to remove larger pieces. We carefully control the moisture content of Black Kow®. If it's too dry, that's not good for the microbes. If it's too wet, it clumps up and cannot be packaged properly. Thirty percent moisture content is ideal for the microbes and our packaging equipment.

 

  Black Kow® is good for the environment. Black Kow® is the ultimate in natural recycling. Wherever large numbers of animals are kept in close proximity like a dairy farm, their manure has potential for creating pollution. Removing the manure and naturally composting it, minimizes the potential for pollution. 

All composting is done outdoors to take full advantage of natural rainfall and the sun's energy. The decaying manure is formed into long “windrows” pictured here. Special equipment turns the manure so  fresh air and moisture is evenly distributed through the rows. Turning is done weekly or more often depending on rainfall.

 

 Our automated equipment then wraps every pallet with black plastic film to reduce shipping damage. Black Kow® is a premium product. We have high standards and want every shipment to arrive at the store in perfect condition.  Finally, the pallets are moved to a loading area where they await shipment to your neighborhood nursery, garden center or home improvement warehouse.

 

The final product is perfect for you to take home and improve weak, rocky/sandy or thick clay-type soils in your lawn or garden. Black Kow® is the best way to ensure a healthy start to your flower garden, vegetable garden or lawn.

    Black Gold Compost Company
    P.O. Box 190
    Oxford, Fl 34484
    352.748.0569
    352.330.0599 (fax)