Where does all the manure from the New Mexico State Fair go?

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Alongside the food, the rides and the live entertainment, the animals often take center stage at the New Mexico State Fair.

There are cows, bulls, horses and many other big animals at the state fair.

“They do leave a lot of manure and we have to remove that every day,” general manager Dan Mourning lightly noted.

We’re talking about tons of manure, collected and removed daily during the span of the state fair.

Where does that manure go, though?

“Our staff comes out and filters out these recyclables and then takes the manure and puts them into the [blue] bins that we have at gate six which is at the north,” Mourning said.

Crews process, filter and compost the manure. Then, they place it across city parks.

“We have such a great relationship with the City of Albuquerque to where they can haul it off and compose it. And, again, when you’re enjoying these parks, remember the State Fair had something to do with it,” Mourning explained.