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Has anyone used Cargill...

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by Midstate Lawncare, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Midstate Lawncare

    Midstate Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    Has anyone used compost from cargill meat solutions in Beardstown, IL?
    If you have, what do you think?
  2. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

    meat company? I bet it's got some N...
  3. growingdeeprootsorganicly

    growingdeeprootsorganicly LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766


    do they have a website? little more info would be useful..
    never heard of meat compost before....i seen meat meal based ferts but not compost
  4. marquis de sod

    marquis de sod LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    I have not used it personally yet but have it from reliable sources that it is good quality and they can provide analysis results. I believe the pricing was $30 a ton. I don't know what that would translate into for cubic yards.
  5. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,911

    good stuff, I have never used it myself, but have worked with an lco that says its great, a little hot in the N side but makes great grass. and the have a test sample report that is 6 pages, and current. its not only meat its all things used or recycled.
  6. Midstate Lawncare

    Midstate Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    I have been mowing their beardstown facility for two years now, (i work part-time for another lco who has the mowing contract) and they (cargill) use it alot around their facility. They used it in a crabapple tree hole when they planted it in june... it threw flowers in octber... wow a confused tree!(I'll try to post pics) I have just never read anything from anyone who has used it in "organic lawn care". Thank you for you replies, and I look forward to more. I will keep you posted on anything I find out.

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