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Black Kow 50 lb. Composted Cow Manure
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Black Kow

50 lb. Composted Cow Manure

  • Premium all natural ingredients rich in organic plant nutrients
  • 12 sq. ft. of coverage per bag
  • 50 lb. bag easy to handle

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Black Kow 50 lb. Composted Cow Manure is an organic soil amendment for vegetable gardens, flower beds, lawns and landscapes. Add it to the soil to promote healthy plant growth. It has a 0.5-0.5-0.5 fertilizer analysis and provides nutrients for your flowers and vegetables.

  • Add to soil in vegetable gardens and flower beds to promote healthy plant growth
  • Use to enhance the growth of trees, shrubs and lawns
  • Contains organic material to feed plants naturally
  • 0.5-0.5-0.5 fertilizer analysis
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Does this product contain anything other than cow dung? or is it pure cow dung?

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Is this product pure cowdung or mixed with other ingredients?
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Brookfield, WI
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October 20, 2016
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I spread 55 bags of Black Kow on my garden. I thought it seemed to be a wonderful product, and tho it was "moist to wet", it wasn't stinky or clumping too much... leading me to believe it must be composted quite well.
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July 16, 2016
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This product contains obvious small sticks, wood chips, and sand. There may be cow dung in there as that is what the product is promoting, but that is not obvious. I guess it works, because so many people like it. As for me, I don't use it if I don't have to!
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May 14, 2016
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I bought 5 bags to spread lightly on top of my flower beds before adding mulch. I happened to water this in before mulching, and I discovered it contained about 20% gravel! I didn't see the gravel before watering because it was covered in manure dust. So disappointed!
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February 27, 2016
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I believe the plant based material is the grass that the cows eat.
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I don't know why some people are saying this is 50/50 manure/topsoil. It is 100% fully composted cow manure with the exception of some incidental bedding material that gets scooped up with the manure. This is a copy/paste from their website:
"Black Kow® composted cow manure is made from the finest raw materials available...manure from dairy farms. To see how it’s made, let’s start at the beginning with
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I don't know why some people are saying this is 50/50 manure/topsoil. It is 100% fully composted cow manure with the exception of some incidental bedding material that gets scooped up with the manure. This is a copy/paste from their website:
"Black Kow® composted cow manure is made from the finest raw materials available...manure from dairy farms. To see how it’s made, let’s start at the beginning with the cows at the dairy farm. We "employ" over 20,000 cows a year to get enough raw material for Black Kow composted cow manure... We never add peat, sand or fillers of any kind to Black Kow. We work only with what the cows give us. Cows will eat what they find in the pasture and that can eventually turn up in their manure. You might occasionally find a bit of bark, a small piece of black plastic film or a pine needle or wood shavings (often used as bedding). These are often found in the grazing areas, milking barns or holding pens."
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Dunlap, TN 37327, USA
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January 7, 2016
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The labeling indicates only all natural cow manure.
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Virginia Beach, VA
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December 31, 2015
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Their website www.blackkow.com shows the process of making it. They say that they use only what the cow gives them and that pieces of bark or black plastic are something that the cow ingested.
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December 19, 2015
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Oddly, this is the question I have asked. I went back to look at the back of the label and this is what it says: "derived primary from plant foods: cow manure." So I think the product is combination of cow manure plant base. Also, it doesn't list the ingredients. However, from what I can tell when using the product, it definitely contains wood chips, composted manure (odorless). The Read More
Oddly, this is the question I have asked. I went back to look at the back of the label and this is what it says: "derived primary from plant foods: cow manure." So I think the product is combination of cow manure plant base. Also, it doesn't list the ingredients. However, from what I can tell when using the product, it definitely contains wood chips, composted manure (odorless). The nitrogen-phosphorous-potassium is very low (.5-.5-.5). Also this product is not organic. Read Less
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I found tough pieces of wood and lots of sand.
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Clovis, CA
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September 27, 2015
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Appears to be only compost manure. It smells like loamy earth with a slight scent of manure but not much. Nice texture to it. Very heavy though.
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August 21, 2015
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This manure is 50/50 manure and top soil.
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August 21, 2015
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Hi, This product is blended with Top Soil at a 50/50 ratio.
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DOES IT SMELL ???

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Hasn't anyone else wondered this?
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Savannah, GA, USA
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August 29, 2016
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No. Remember, you will mix this will other soil materials.
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I did not notice a smell.
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A little, but it's not terrible and goes away fairly quickly.
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No. Not at all. Which is kinda strange, but nice. Not sure how they do it.
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January 28, 2016
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It does not smell. It smells like potting soil or dirt.
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The bag I opened did not smell at all. It had lots of fine sand and bits of wood.
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Not a bad smell no. It's an earthy compost smell. I don't even think you'd really know it's manure if it didn't say it on the bag. Maybe a slight manure smell but very slight. I liked it. Also very easy to spread around.
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June 15, 2015
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honestly it smelled just like potting soil to me.. no manure smell whatsoever..
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no its fully composted. it should smell like earth
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No, not really. Completely composted material should have an earthy smell, as this does.
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If I till this into my existing soil will the manure give my existing soil nutrients??

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YES! That is why I bought it, too!
I added one 50 lb bag for every 24-28 SQ FT of garden, then tilled it in. I used 55 bags for approx. 2,800 sq ft garden.
Most states have a website to send in soil samples to test for nutrients. I plan to do that in Spring. Knew I needed a LOT of help with our 30+ year old garden sight (we've owned our property for 3.5 years).
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Yes
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Yes. That's one usage.
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There are some nutrients in Black Kow Composted Manure. The guaranteed analysis is 0.5 - 0.5 - 0.5. This is a relatively low analysis. As a material that improves organic matter, the composted manure will help the soil better manage its nutrient levels. Organic matters tend to help a soil hold nutrients that would normally leach away. They also hold moisture while allowing excess moisture to drain Read More
There are some nutrients in Black Kow Composted Manure. The guaranteed analysis is 0.5 - 0.5 - 0.5. This is a relatively low analysis. As a material that improves organic matter, the composted manure will help the soil better manage its nutrient levels. Organic matters tend to help a soil hold nutrients that would normally leach away. They also hold moisture while allowing excess moisture to drain away.
If your soil is low in nutrient level the best solution would be to add the Composted Manure to improve organic matter content and then provide another source of nutrients. Read Less
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Yes, see all your questions answered on the Black Cow site:
http://blackkow.com/
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Yes, this is a great way to add nutrients/ improve the quality of existing soil.
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Yes.
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February 12, 2016
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Yes, manure is a rich source of nutrients for plants.
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Is it completely composted manure?

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Other manure brands contain humus and composted manure. How is this product? Is it purely composted manure or it also contains humus? If it contains humus, what's the percentage?
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Personally, I think it's pretty pure manure... tho it IS moist and doesn't smell much at all.
I considered getting a truck load from a farmer... tho that certainly WOULD smell, and have "hot spots" in my garden.
I bought 55 bags for our 2,800 sq ft garden... and it is MUCH improved, after tilling it in!
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Hard to say that, it is very fine and not clumpy or stuck together like some. It is easy to apply and mix in the soil.
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It is indeed completely composted manure. To be clear, the manure is completely composted and the product is 100% manure.
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I have used it and thrown the bag away so cannot read ingredients; however, it is like a very fine black top soil with no odor or sticks or debris and is organic and composted.
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Yes, I did not find any traces of uncomposted manure.
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There was no smell at all when I opened the bag and there were no clumps even though moist. There is a lot of wood and even more sand.
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Yes, very composted. Doesn't really smell like manure at all now. It's very heavy so it's got to be all manure. Humus doesn't weight this much in such a small bag.
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May 6, 2015
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Thank you for your inquiry. Our Cow Manure doesn't contain humus. It is 50/50 manure and top soil.
-Margo Garden Products
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 47 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buying Manure by Volume! This is REALLY good manure... but be SURE to "buy it by the bag"! When purchasing separately: $5.19 per bag x 55 bags = $285.45 Offered as: 30 bags in half pallet = $274 (that's $9.13 per bag!) Offered as: 55 bags on a per pallet price of $403 = $7.32 per bag! SO... if you want 55 bags, just order separately, and SAVE $117.55 !!! SOMEONE needs to learn the math at Home DePot... but I am hoping they hold the prices per bag thru Spring 2017, so I can get some more for my garden! I also rented the Home DePot one ton truck for 3 hours... great way to get it all home and unloaded, ALL BY MYSELF! The following day I also rented a Home DePot rototiller and worked it all into the ground! TaaDaa!!! Susie T in Brookfield, WI October 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Compost I use Cow Manure with other soils and materials. We are between growing seasons in SE Georgia, Zone 8. I mixed the manure with potting soil in a 2 gal container. I planted 4 sections of cucumbers. The mixture looks good and it doesn’t smell. I also transplanted a 5 inch tomato plant into a 1 gal container with this mixture. It has shown good growth. Now I will use the remainder of bag to till into a larger garden for winter collard greens. The compost also helps retain moisture. View the info on the pics. August 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TOO MUCH SAND!!! I created a raised bed on the side of my house. I made a mix of potting soil, Black Kow and vermiculite to fill the bed. Hurricane Matthew came along with torrential rain. About 1/5 of the bed got over wash from the roof. The area was compacted rather than washed away. When I looked at the compacted area it was pure white SAND! It was like all the black color was rinsed out and all that was left was pure white SAND! I used 20 bags of Black Kow in this bed and now I feel like I just planted $200 worth of plants in SAND! No wonder it's so inexpensive! And I did not see SAND listed as a component of the mix on the bag! Ripoff! October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fertilizer I really liked this brand of cow manure . it is not clumpy as other brands, it is a nice loom with easy of spreading. I use it in my garden and the plants like the nutrients and my vegetables seem to be larger and more colorful. It is nice that it comes in 50 LB bags so you don't have to buy a bunch of little 1-5 or 10Lb bags to do the area needed. this way if you need more you will have it on hand. I will rototiller the rest of this bag next spring and buy another to have on hand. October 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does some good Dug deep into a bed which had been improved somewhat, but needed rejuvenation. Helped break up lumpy clay soil & make easier to work & plant. However, like other reviewer, after heavy rain I noticed sandy surface of mostly clay. Can't say if compost part still deeper in soil. Also noticed sand in bed I fixed earlier in year when I went to plant later, but attributed sand to other mix. I haven't found any better organic amendment assuming there is some organic material in bag. Sand is good for clay soil & have used in tomato patch, but unhappy it's apparently in this amendment. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by highly recommend Amazing! Tilled in about 6" deep with the natural soil, my garden is going crazy, 5' tomato plants and everything else loves it too July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product very easy to work with. tilled easily into my flower bed October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Composted cow manure The Black Kow manure is good healthy looking composted manure with no large sticks or other materials mixed in. Other reviewers have said that the manure doesn't look good and has foreign objects, i.e. large sticks, pine cones, etc. in the bag but I have not had that experience. I have put some manure around my peach, magnolia and blueberry bushes and they are doing fine. I plan on using more from the bag for my strawberries but the weather hasn't been cooperating. I do recommend this product. April 6, 2016
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