How do I compost cow manure
I recently acquired a cow. How should I compost the manure? Right now I am just piling it up and keeping a tarp over it to avoid moisture loss. (Weather has been warm and dry). This is just manure. No bedding.
I don't have much bedding at the moment because the cow is spending most of her time outdoors, and the bedding doesn't get soiled.
I could supplement a bit with dry leaves, but I notice that cow manure is around 19:1 C to N, which is a kind of OK ratio for composting.
I guess the other question is should I even compost the manure? I also have a small orchard. So my other option is to just put small piles around the trees. But it seems like if I were to do that, it would just dry out and then it would take a long time to work into the soil. If I compost it, I will lose less of the nutrients, I am thinking.