2005 Nutrient Management Protocol for Ontario Regulation 267/03 Made under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002

Appendix 1 - Manure Data taken from NMAN Program June 2005

Available Nutrients for Manure from Various Livestock Types

The nutrients from manure have a nutrient and economic value. The tables that follow give an indication of the available nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium from various livestock types. The information is based on the most current databank of nutrients (October 2003) and makes a few assumptions.The useable nitrogen is the amount of nitrogen available in the year of application assuming the manure is spring applied and incorporated within 24 hours. There is some nitrogen that is available in subsequent years, and is higher for solid manure than for liquid manure. The value of the nitrogen is reflected in the column that reads "Year 2-4 value" which also reflects half of the total available phosphorus value.The actual immediate nutrient value for crop production will be less than what is reflected in the tables if the nutrients being applied are not required for the production of the crop. For example the nitrogen from manure applied to a legume crop, or the phosphorus and/or potassium applied to a field with a soil test higher than 30 mg/L (ppm) or > 150 mg/L (ppm) for P and K respectively.The manure value is based on the purchase price of an equivalent amount of mineral fertilizer (Oct 2003). The micro nutrient value and the organic matter value are not reflected in this table.

Available Nutrients for Manure from Various Livestock Types4 - Alternative Livestock
Animal Type Ave DM
%
# Samples Total N NH4-N Usable N1 P205 K20
lbs/ton
Horses 36.5 20 10.8 1.6 2.8 2.9 10.6
Bison 19.4 10 7.4 0.7 1.6 1.7 1.7
Elk 30.5 13 14.6 1.2 3.1 3.7 5.2
Red Deer 25.0 6 12.4 1.0 2.6 3.1 4.3
White Tailed Deer
31.1 6 25.4 1.6 5.0 7.9 7.6
Fallow Deer 29.4 6 17.4 1.4 3.6 6.4 7.6
Llama 34.3 10 14.2 1.2 3.0 6.1 5.4
Alpaca 27.1 11 13.2 1.7 3.3 7.4 5.0
Wild Boar 29.8 6 14.4 1.3 3.1 6.1 7.6
Chinchilla 65.7 7 37.4 7.3 11.1 11.4 21.6
Rabbit 45.5 20 24.4 2.6 5.6 15.8 13.8
Fox 35.4 9 36.0 9.7 12.7 27.8 8.2
Mink 37.6 27 39.8 12.1 15.0 25.0 7.8
Pheasants 60.6 9 38.6 4.1 14.1 12.9 8.4
Partridge 71.9 8 80.2 9.4 29.7 23.4 24.6
Quail 56.2 7 99.2 7.5 34.3 18.8 21.4
Squab (Pigeon) 48.6 6 40.8 6.7 16.2 17.5 17.9
Duck 36.3 8 22.0 7.7 11.2 5.5 8.0
Ostrich 40.8 7 13.6 1.3 3.6 9.9 7.1
Emu 25.9 9 20.2 5.0 8.0 5.3 6.9
Rhea 28.7 3 16.8 3.7 5.9 9.9 7.6

Animal Type Year 1 value2,3 Year 2-4 value2,3 Total N
%
NH4-N
ppm
NH4-N
%
P
%
K
%
$/ton
Horses 4.20 1.75 0.54 784 0.08 0.16 0.49
Bison 1.60 1.10 0.37 315 0.03 0.09 0.08
Elk 3.60 2.30 0.73 620 0.06 0.20 0.24
Red Deer 3.05 1.95 0.62 514 0.05 0.17 0.20
White Tailed Deer
6.40 4.65 1.27 784 0.08 0.43 0.35
Fallow Deer 5.30 3.55 0.87 680 0.07 0.35 0.35
Llama 4.55 3.20 0.71 609 0.06 0.33 0.25
Alpaca 5.05 3.60 0.66 867 0.09 0.40 0.23
Wild Boar 4.95 3.20 0.72 623 0.06 0.33 0.35
Chinchilla 12.70 6.40 1.87 3642 0.36 0.62 1.00
Rabbit 10.90 7.60 1.22 1281 0.13 0.86 0.64
Fox 17.20 12.55 1.80 4856 0.49 1.51 0.38
Mink 16.95 11.55 1.99 6044 0.60 1.36 0.36
Pheasants 11.95 7.25 1.93 2063 0.21 0.70 0.39
Partridge 25.00 13.70 4.01 4705 0.47 1.27 1.14
Quail 24.35 13.25 4.96 3744 0.37 1.02 0.99
Squab (Pigeon) 16.35 9.00 2.04 3335 0.33 0.95 0.83
Duck 7.90 3.05 1.1 3867 0.39 0.30 0.37
Ostrich 6.60 4.70 0.68 633 0.06 0.54 0.33
Emu 6.40 3.19 1.11 2516 0.25 0.29 0.32
Rhea 7.55 4.70 0.84 1837 0.18 0.54 0.35
  1. Useable N = amount of Nitrogen available in the year of application assuming spring application incorporated within 24 hours
  2. Value of manure is based on purchase price of an equivalent amount of mineral fertilizer (N-P205-K20 = 0.38-0.39-0.19 $/lb)
  3. The actual immediate value for crop production will be less if all the nutrients applied are not required for growing the crop
  4. Source: Data from manure analysis provided from A&L Lab, Guelph Agrifood Lab, Stratford Agri Analysis and U of G Analytical Services from 1991 to 2003
Available Nutrients for Manure from Various Livestock Types4 - Solid Manure
Animal Type DM Range Ave DM
%
# Samples Total N NH4-N Usable N1 P205 K20
  lbs/ton
Solid Hog Average 28.2 40 17.8 4.7 7.5 8.5 11.0
Solid Dairy Average 24.2 150 12.2 2.6 3.7 3.1 10.8
30% + 36.9 28 13.6 1.6 3.3 3.3 12.1
18 to 30% 21.3 122 11.8 2.8 3.8 3.1 10.6
Solid Beef Average 28.6 155 14.6 1.6 3.4 4.2 12.3
30% + 38.2 53 18.2 1.3 3.7 6.8 16.2
18 to 30% 23.7 103 12.8 1.8 3.3 2.9 10.4
Solid Sheep Average 31.3 35 14.4 3.4 4.7 4.8 14.5
Solid Dairy Goats
Average 35.5 39 21.6 5.8 7.6 5.2 22.5
Composted Cattle
Average 38.3 29 17.2 1.1 5.8 5.2 23.8
Grain-fed Veal Average 28.8 18 15.8 2.7 4.4 3.3 10.2
Solid Poultry Average 52.6 623 47.4 11.0 20.8 20.4 25.3
80% + 86.3 43 70.4 3.2 23.1 31.8 39.5
60 to 80% 70.8 244 61.0 9.9 24.2 24.5 33.0
40 to 60% 49.4 116 43.2 10.5 19.3 21.7 25.5
18 to 40% 28.1 233 30.2 13.9 17.4 13.4 14.0
Layers solid Average 32.7 149 34.5 15.4 19.6 15.6 17.0
Pullets Average 36.2 47 42.0 12.4 20.0 16.6 19.4
Broilers Average 73.0 22 62.2 3.8 20.9 23.6 34.6
Broiler Breeders Average 58.2 37 39.0 6.6 15.7 26.8 30.3
Turkeys Average 39.3 12 49.8 15.4 24.2 18.2 27.2
Layers liquid Average 10.2 48 78.0 52.5 54.9 25.8 29.2

Animal Type Year 1 value2,3 Year 2-4 value2,3 Total N
%
NH4-N
ppm
NH4-N
%
P
%
K
%
$/ton
Solid Hog
8.21 4.15 0.89 2324 0.23 0.46 0.51
Solid Dairy 4.67 1.84 0.61 1278 0.13 0.17 0.5
4.80 2.06 0.68 818 0.08 0.18 0.56
4.66 1.80 0.59 1380 0.14 0.17 0.49
Solid Beef 5.25 2.49 0.73 812 0.08 0.23 0.57
7.10 3.75 0.91 649 0.06 0.37 0.75
4.34 1.86 0.64 905 0.09 0.16 0.48
Solid Sheep 6.38 2.57 0.72 1716 0.17 0.26 0.67
Solid Dairy Goats
9.09 3.03 1.08 2878 0.29 0.28 1.04
Composted Cattle
8.67 3.05 0.86 543 0.05 0.28 1.1
Grain-fed Veal 4.85 2.14 0.79 1328 0.13 0.18 0.47
Solid Poultry 20.61 10.32 2.37 5495 0.55 1.11 1.17
28.59 16.75 3.52 1611 0.16 1.73 1.83
24.94 12.85 3.05 4935 0.49 1.33 1.53
20.57 10.58 2.16 5263 0.53 1.18 1.18
14.48 6.29 1.51 6941 0.69 0.73 0.65
Layers solid 16.73 7.33 1.72 7719 0.77 0.85 0.79
Pullets 17.73 8.39 2.1 6200 0.62 0.90 0.90
Broilers 23.62 12.97 3.1091 1881 0.19 1.281 1.6
Broiler Breeders 22.08 12.55 1.95 3300 0.33 1.46 1.40
Turkeys 21.40 9.33 2.49 7700 0.77 0.99 1.26
Layers liquid 36.35 11.70 0.78 5249 0.525 0.28 0.27
  1. Useable N = amount of Nitrogen available in the year of application assuming spring application incorporated within 24 hours
  2. Value of manure is based on purchase price of an equivalent amount of mineral fertilizer (N-P205-K20 = 0.38-0.39-0.19 $/lb)
  3. The actual immediate value for crop production will be less if all the nutrients applied are not required for growing the crop
  4. Source: Data from manure analysis provided from A&L Lab, Guelph Agrifood Lab, Stratford Agri Analysis and U of G Analytical Services from 1991 to 2003
Available Nutrients for Manure from Various Livestock Types4 - Liquid Manure
Animal Type DM Range Ave DM
%
# Samples Total N NH4-N Usable N1 P205 K20
lbs/1000 gal
Liquid Hog Average 3.8 924 40 26.5 26.5 12.0 18.4
10 to 18% 12.3 40 82 47.0 49.3 33.1 34.6
6 to 10 % 7.5 140 63 38.0 39.2 22.1 27.0
4 to 6 % 4.9 154 51 32.6 33.0 14.7 23.8
2 to 4 % 2.9 300 36 24.7 24.5 10.1 17.3
0 to 2 % 1.3 295 23 16.8 16.4 4.6 11.9
Liquid Dairy Average 8.5 860 36 15.3 17.9 8.3 25.9
10 to 18% 13.6 245 49 17.7 22.2 12.9 34.6
8 to 10% 9.0 211 38 16.1 18.9 7.4 25.9
6 to 8% 7.0 183 33 16.3 18.0 6.4 25.9
2 to 6% 4.5 184 25 12.3 13.6 4.6 20.5
0 to 2 % 1.0 46 10 6.0 6.2 1.8 13.0
Liquid Beef Average 7.1 61 31 13.4 15.6 7.4 21.6
10 to 18% 14.6 16 50 17.8 22.5 13.8 34.6
6 to 10% 7.7 13 34 15.5 17.7 7.4 20.5
2 to 6 % 3.9 23 22 12.3 13.0 4.6 16.2
Liquid Poultry Average 10.6 137 83 55.8 58.4 27.6 32.4
10 to 18% 13.8 77 95 62.0 65.7 35.0 36.7
6 to 10% 8.2 36 80 55.7 57.4 24.8 31.3
2 to 6 % 4.4 24 51 38.2 38.2 11.0 23.8
Liquid Runoff Average 0.6 41 5.2 3.2 3.5 1.5 9.6
Milk-fed Veal
Average 7.2 5 33 5.4 13.2 6.4 18.4
Biosolids
Aerobic
2 10 12 1.1 4.3 5.5 0.0
Anaerobic 4.4 39 28 7.8 13.1 12.9 0.0

Animal Type Year 1 value2,3 Year 2-4 value2,3 Total N
%
NH4-N
ppm
NH4-N
%
P
%
K
%
$/1000 gal
Liquid Hog 18.19 5.54 0.40 2648 0.26 0.13 0.17
38.13 15.18 0.82 4698 0.47 0.36 0.32
28.57 10.23 0.63 3801 0.38 0.24 0.25
22.74 6.93 0.51 3258 0.33 0.16 0.22
16.50 4.67 0.36 2474 0.25 0.11 0.16
10.24 2.19 0.23 1682 0.17 0.05 0.11
Liquid Dairy 14.89 4.57 0.36 1527 0.15 0.09 0.24
19.92 7.05 0.49 1766 0.18 0.14 0.32
14.90 4.29 0.38 1610 0.16 0.08 0.24
14.20 3.59 0.33 1626 0.16 0.07 0.24
10.82 2.61 0.25 1231 0.12 0.05 0.19
5.50 0.98 0.10 598 0.06 0.02 0.12
Liquid Beef 12.83 4.01 0.31 1337 0.13 0.08 0.20
20.39 7.46 0.5 1778 0.18 0.15 0.32
13.44 4.06 0.34 1554 0.16 0.08 0.19
9.78 2.42 0.22 1231 0.12 0.05 0.15
Liquid Poultry 39.03 12.52 0.83 5581 0.56 0.30 0.30
45.49 15.76 0.95 6204 0.62 0.38 0.34
37.38 11.26 0.8 5570 0.56 0.27 0.29
23.28 5.13 0.51 3817 0.38 0.12 0.22
Liquid Runoff 3.70 0.71 0.052 321 0.03 0.02 0.09
Milk-fed Veal
10.95 4.29 0.33 543 0.05 0.07 0.17
Biosolids 3.77 2.86 0.12 109 0.01 0.06  
9.98 6.33 0.28 776 0.08 0.14 0.00
  1. Useable N = amount of Nitrogen available in the year of application assuming spring application incorporated within 24 hours
  2. Value of manure is based on purchase price of an equivalent amount of mineral fertilizer (N-P205-K20 = 0.38-0.39-0.19 $/lb)
  3. The actual immediate value for crop production will be less if all the nutrients applied are not required for growing the crop
  4. Source: Data from manure analysis provided from A&L Lab, Guelph Agrifood Lab, Stratford Agri Analysis and U of G Analytical Services from 1991 to 2003

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Creation Date: 12 August 2005
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