One of our neighbors told my hubby that another neighbor (farmer) was giving away goat poop. So hubby went and got three yards of it-it's not composted and has a lot of straw mixed in, from the bedding, I'd guess. I've read somewhere that goat poop is 'hot' and not to use it. Unfortunately I read that tidy bit AFTER we got the goat poop. So, do I: compost it separately? in my regular compost piles? put it in the ground in a bed to be used in two months or what?
Most of my past gardening experience is in NH, So the folks I would quiz were NOFA growers. I never sold much and was unwilling to jump through the hoops to become certified. So with that disclaimer spoke:
If the time between spreading manure and eating a crop out of that feild is greater than 90 days, spread and till it in now.
if its less than 90 days till harvest or you plan a root crop, you may want to compost manure first.
thats the standard as I know it
I have used multi-compartmented stomach critters manure (rabbit, goat, camilid, cattle) that I knew the farming practice
of the farmer, with a lot shorter time frame.
I am not a particularly trusting soul, and started manuring gardens before NOFA was even a gleam in farmer Browns eye. If you don't know what went in the front end of the livestock you're using the manure of, I'd go with the 90 day standard.
No, you do not need to separately compost herbivore manure.