Wisconsin Madman Mark Madson


» Little Limestone

Located at 8729 E. Little Lane
Clinton Wisconsin


Little Limestone provides the Highest Quality Aglime

The Secret:

The secret was in finding the best natural deposit of Limestone. Then, we use our high speed impact hammer mill to completely pulverize the Limestone before using our electromagnetic vibrating screen to screen out the Highest Quality Aglime for our customers.

Finally, we complete the process by spreading our High Quality Aglime with our GPS controlled lime spreading trucks.

We take Pride in what we do!

My mission is to listen to you so that I can understand what’s the best product for “YOUR” application, so that we can work together to create the best environment for “your” needs.

No matter how much you try to protect your soil, over time nutrients will be depleted and pH levels will change. Healthy crops need healthy soil. Aglime from Little Limestone helps fortify and maintain healthy soil.

What makes Aglime so important:

Highest Quality Aglime available from Little Limestone is a very fine material made when we pulverize our natural limestone. For agriculture Aglime is used to reduce the pH level of the soil to achieve the best agriculture yields. It’s a secret ingredient in successful crop management. Aglime helps get the most out of your fertilizers. And, Aglime is also one of the most important products available for horse breeders, trainers, and owners.

For Agriculture - Aglime:

Balances the ph of the soil
Reduces weeds and grubs
Helps fertilizers performance
Helps to increase yields
Promotes deeper root growth
Improves drainage

Using Agline from Little Limestone helps keep water supplies clean by reducing nitrates, and is very cost effective.

Aglime from Little Limestone can also be used for residential properties to assist in the lushest grass and flowers. You will use less fertilizer and super-charge its potential. We can even help advise you or your lawn maintenance company on the proper mix and amounts to be most effective here in the Midwest.

For Horse Arenas and Stalls - Aglime:

Contains calcium which is good for your horse and other farm animals
Helps maintain the proper moisture level
Helps eliminate odors, mold, mildew, and other bacteria
Helps super charge your fields to grow hay
Is very cost effective

Over the years, with the help of many of my friends that have horses and the local veterinarians, we’ve been able to develop the best products on the market.

When building a new arena, you should start with a minimum of a 6 inch clay type base, not gravel of your “BASE LAYER”. Because the clay will give you a better cushion for your training, and most of all, it will help retain the right amount of moisture for your “TRAINING LAYER”. It is best to put a layer of salt on top before you compact and roll this clay “BASE LAYER”. That way the salt will stay in the clay and not on your horse. The salt will actually suck the moisture out of the air and help eliminate dust problems without affecting the performance of your horse. The best and most economical way to apply salt is to hire a snow removal contractor with a salt spreader on a pick up truck. Use pure salt without the sand mixed in it. An even ¼ to ½ inch should be enough, and will last indefinitely. At this time you might need to wet the arena down with a little water. When you get done compacting the clay and salt it should look as flat and smooth as a concrete parking lot, but not as hard. Whenever you groom the top layer you should “NOT” go down into this clay “BASE LAYER”. !!!!

The “TRAINING LAYER” on top is a special blend of finely screened crushed limestone. Clay, and silica particles. The best way to describe crushed limestone or a silica particle, is that it is like manufactured sand. The difference between manufactured sand and natural sand is that, natural sand is round, and manufactured sand is cubical. That is why dry natural sand is always loose and makes a poor “TRAINING LAYER” because it is like trying to train your horse on a layer of microscopic marbles. The right amount of clay gives the “TRAINING LAYER” its body and texture and helps retain the proper moisture content to help eliminate dust problems. The ag-lime acts like a disinfectant to help eliminate odors, mold, mildew, and other bacteria that are found in other types of “TRAINING LAYERS” and especially in wood chips, or organic type “TRAINING LAYERS.”

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Ag-lime has calcium in it, which is good for your horse and other farm animals. That is why when you dump a load of ag-lime in the barnyard all the farm animals want to roll around in it, because they know it is good for them! ! Try that with a load of sand. The sad part about the sand and wood chip type “TRAINING LAYER” is the bacterial dust problem. “you” will never notice it, but your horses will. Unfortunately they will not be able to tell you exactly what the problem is, so they will just all under-perform. The general rule of thumb is that if you can “see” the dust in the air while you are training, it is too much.

All the dust that your horse breathes in is trapped inside the moist cavities of their lungs and airways, and can only be eliminated by over stressing the other bodily functions of your horse. Meanwhile you are spending all kinds of time and money going in the wrong direction trying to figure out why your horse is not performing up to its true potential. Maintaining the proper moisture content of your “TRAINING LAYER” is critical, and an on-going process.

An overhead self draining sprinkler system is the best, but may not always seem practical for most situations, most people use a lawn sprinkler. The problem with lawn sprinklers is that it is just too much work, and takes too much time, so it does not get done right ! ! ! In the long run it is best to put in an overhead or permanent side mount system. In most cases the outside perimeter of your training arena will have a higher moisture content, because of the moisture that comes in through the ground form the side of your building. Grooming the “TRAINING LAYER” is very important, to get the proper texture for “your” horse.

Pure high grade Ag-lime with a neutralizing index zone “NIZ” of 80-89 is very important to apply to your hay fields “BEFORE” your plant your hay, or turn the field into a pasture. The amount and quality of hay greatly depends on the PH of the soil. 4 tons of Ag-lime will last about 6 years depending on the original PH and the texture of the soil. you should always apply Ag-lime before you plant even if your PH is ok now, because it will not be ok in a couple of years. You can top dress your hay fields or pasture with 2 to of Ag-lime, but you get your best bang for the buck by mixing it in the soil “BEFORE” you plant.

Please don’t confuse our high grade “80-89 Ag-lime” with our “Happy Horse Arena Lime”. It has clay and silica particles in it, which gives it a different texture and a more stable base, for training your horse. Whenever you clean out your stalls or arenas, try to spread the material as uniformly as possible on your field or pasture to keep the PH level as consistent as possible. Happy Horse Arena Lime has “NIZ” of about 60-69 so it still makes a good liming material, and pays for itself on both ends, which is a lot better than sand.