Introduction: Cow Dung Cake(Fertilizer and Fire Fuel)
The main leftovers of a cattle farm is dung. The animal excreta is a good source of energy that can be used as firewood alternative.
It does not stink and can be stored easily. Its it widely used in many places all over the world as fuel.
You can also use it to fuel your furnace if you don't like to cook on it. Using it in your fireplace won/t make your house smell of cow dung.It burns just like coal.
Step 1: Collect the Dung in a Single Place
Store several days of excreta so that batch processing can be done.
Step 2: Mix Dung and Water
Mix the dung with water to make a thick paste. Use gloves for hygiene purposes.
Step 3: Make Flat Cake
You can make it in any shape but it has to be kept in mind that it has to burn and has to be dried before that. So a thin flat round saucer shape is best fitting for the purpose.
Step 4: Leave It to Dry in the Sun
It would take 3-5 days depending on the weather to dry completely.
Step 5: Store in a Dry Place and Use When Required
The dung cakes are high in calorific value and are very good for fire places and barbecue cooking.
You can also add it to pots or farm land to use as a organic fertilizer.It contains about 3 percent nitrogen, 2 percent phosphorus, and 1 percent potassium (3-2-1 NPK).By mixing this compost into the soil, you can improve its moisture-holding capacity.