How Gee-up is made.

 

Gee-up is the product of composting horse manure in the old fashioned way using time and allowing nature to take its course breaking down the manure and bedding until it produces a fine texture. The majority of the bedding is wood shavings.

 

 

We use manure from local riding stables and make windrows which are regularly turned to aerate and mix. This keeps the temperature high for several months, well above 60C at its peak.

When it is ready it is brought in to the barn to assist drying.

The next stage is to sieve the composted manure to remove any unwanted lumps, stones or horseshoes.

The purchase of a purpose built machine was aided by the South Cork Enterprise Board. The design of this machine involved a great deal of trial and error before achieving the required result.

After sieving the manure is bagged, the bags are sealed placed onto pallets and wrapped ready for delivery.

The full process of sieving and bagging can be viewed in the short video on the home page.

The Organic Trust Certified Products Scheme covers products and inputs suitable for use in organic systems in accordance with (EC) Regulations 834/2007 and 889/2008 as amended. Such products/inputs are certified under the Certified Products Scheme as they lie outside the legislative scope of the latter organic regulations. The Organic Trust CLG is an EU Approved Organic Certification Body. Products and/or processes which are certified under the Organic Trust Certified Products Scheme are not ISO17065 accredited activities.

A windrow