More than 16 million tons of farm manures valued at more than $47 million are produced on Kentucky farms each year.
Almost half of these manures accumulate in barns, feedlots, and loafing areas. A large part of this will accumulate in these areas between now and pasture time next spring. These manures must be removed from time to time and the cost of handling is unavoidable. Preserving their value and using them wisely on crops and soils that benefit from them will give a fair return on handling costs.
Corder, George D., "Farm Manures" (1964). Agronomy Notes. 158.