2007 Nutrient Management Protocol for Ontario Regulation 267/03 Made under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002

Appendix 1 - Manure Databank Taken From NMAN Program

Table of Contents

Available Nutrients and Value 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 (February 2007) and makes a few assumptions. All information in the tables is presented in an "as-is basis", in other words the nutrients as applied at the listed dry matter content.

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. A simplified method for calculating nitrogen available for fall applications would be to take one half of the % total nitrogen and multiply that number by 100 for liquid manure or 20 for solid manure. Actual value will vary (especially for liquid manure) with late summer application (lower availability) versus late fall application (higher availability). The amount of phosphorus and potash does not vary with season of application. 40% of the phosphorus in manure is available in the year of application; the remaining 40% in subsequent years.

There is some nitrogen that is available in subsequent years and that amount is higher for solid manure than for liquid manure. The value of that 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 60 mg/L (ppm) or 250 mg/L (ppm) for P and K respectively.

Liquid Manure - Available Nutrients and Value for Manure from Various Livestock Types

Hog
DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/1000 gal
P205
lbs/1000 gal
K20
lbs/1000 gal
Year 1
$/1000 gal
Year 2-4
$/1000 gal
Average 3.7 26.8 11.8 19.0 23.81 5.85
10-18% 12.7 49.0 35.0 33.5 48.54 16.66
6-10% 7.5 40.8 23.0 28.1 38.04 11.34
4-6% 4.9 33.0 15.6 23.8 29.90 7.82
2-4% 2.9 25.2 10.1 17.3 21.84 5.03
0-2% 1.3 16.2 4.6 11.9 13.52 2.27
Finisher 7.6 44.1 21.2 32.4 40.21 10.11
Weaners 3.0 22.8 12.9 17.3 21.74 5.99
SEW 2.2 16.9 5.5 14.0 14.86 3.00
Dry Sows 1.9 21.6 9.2 11.9 18.04 4.01

Hog
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.40 2679 0.27 0.13 0.18 1160
10-18% 0.79 4747 0.47 0.38 0.31 45
6-10% 0.65 3977 0.40 0.25 0.26 161
4-6% 0.51 3262 0.33 0.17 0.22 195
2-4% 0.37 2544 0.25 0.11 0.16 387
0-2% 0.22 1691 0.17 0.05 0.11 373
Finisher 0.64 4465 0.45 0.23 0.30 57
Weaners 0.33 2316 0.23 0.14 0.16 25
SEW 0.26 1669 0.17 0.06 0.13 15
Dry Sows 0.27 2313 0.23 0.10 0.11 26

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/1000 gal
P205
lbs/1000 gal
K20
lbs/1000 gal
Year 1
$/1000 gal
Year 2-4
$/1000 gal
Dairy
Average 8.4 17.7 7.7 26.0 19.73 4.77
10-18% 13.7 22.4 12.5 34.2 26.47 7.64
8-10% 9.0 18.9 7.2 25.8 20.08 4.72
6-8% 7.0 18.0 6.6 25.3 19.23 4.07
2-6% 4.4 13.4 5.0 20.2 14.74 2.98
0-2% 1.0 5.9 1.7 11.9 7.19 0.96

Dairy
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.35 1524 0.15 0.08 0.24 948
10-18% 0.49 1797 0.18 0.14 0.32 264
6-10% 0.38 1620 0.16 0.08 0.24 222
4-6% 0.33 1628 0.16 0.07 0.23 196
2-4% 0.24 1228 0.12 0.05 0.19 212
0-2% 0.09 582 0.06 0.02 0.11 54

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/1000 gal
P205
lbs/1000 gal
K20
lbs/1000 gal
Year 1
$/1000 gal
Year 2-4
$/1000 gal
Average 7.9 15.5 7.3 23.4 9.94 4.41
10-18% 14.5 21.6 12.1 35.9 15.61 7.48
6-10% 7.8 16.8 7.2 21.7 9.38 4.44
2-6% 3.8 12.4 4.5 16.0 6.60 2.59
0-2% 1.2 5.2 1.5 11.0 3.89 0.97
Beef

Beef
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.31 1329 0.13 0.08 0.22 85
10-18% 0.48 1714 0.17 0.13 0.33 28
6-10% 0.33 1456 0.15 0.08 0.20 16
2-6% 0.21 1178 0.12 0.05 0.15 27
0-2% 0.09 476 0.05 0.02 0.10 11

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/1000 gal
P205
lbs/1000 gal
K20
lbs/1000 gal
Year 1
$/1000 gal
Year 2-4
$/1000 gal
Average 10.5 58.0 27.7 32.4 20.80 13.31
10-18% 13.8 65.7 34.9 36.6 24.93 16.75
6-10% 8.2 57.6 24.6 31.1 19.16 11.86
2-6% 4.2 36.9 10.5 22.7 11.00 5.21
Pullets 16.3 70.6 39.6 37.8 27.16 19.72
Layers 10.9 56.9 27.4 30.3 20.07 13.23
Poultry

Poultry
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.82 5570 0.56 0.30 0.30 137
10-18% 0.95 6203 0.62 0.38 0.34 76
6-10% 0.8 5608 0.56 0.27 0.29 36
2-6% 0.49 3701 0.37 0.11 0.21 24
Pullets 1.09 6320 0.63 0.43 0.35 10
Layers 0.81 5440 0.54 0.30 0.28 55

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/1000 gal
P205
lbs/1000 gal
K20
lbs/1000 gal
Year 1
$/1000 gal
Year 2-4
$/1000 gal
- 0.7 3.2 1.0 9.2 3.16 0.57
Runoff

Runoff
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
- 0.05 310 0.031 0.01 0.09 49

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/1000 gal
P205
lbs/1000 gal
K20
lbs/1000 gal
Year 1
$/1000 gal
Year 2-4
$/1000 gal
- 1.5 5.5 2.1 19.4 9.41 1.06
Milk-fed Veal

Milk-fed Veal
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
- 0.08 553 0.06 0.02 0.18 3

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/1000 gal
P205
lbs/1000 gal
K20
lbs/1000 gal
Year 1
$/1000 gal
Year 2-4
$/1000 gal
Aerobic 2.0 4.3 5.5 0 4.34 3.14
Anaerobic 4.4 13.1 12.9 0 11.68 6.87
Biosolids

Biosolids
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Aerobic 0.12 109 0.01 0.06 0 10
Anaerobic 0.28 776 0.08 0.14 0 39

1 Useable N = amount of Nitrogen available in the year of application assuming spring application incorporated within 24 hours

  • A simplified useable N for fall applied manure = [(% total N x 0.5) x 20] for solid manure

2 Value of manure is based on purchase price of an equivalent amount of mineral fertilizer (N-P205-K20 = 0.50-0.40-0.30 $/lb)

  • The actual immediate value for crop production will be less if all the nutrients applied are not required for growing the crop


Solid Manure - Available Nutrients and Value for Manure from Various Livestock Types

 

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Average 30.2 8.0 8.5 12.1 11.04 4.48
Hog

Hog
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.90 2702 0.27 0.46 0.56 61

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Average 25.0 3.6 3.0 10.5 6.17 2.01
30% + 38.9 3.1 3.1 11.4 6.24 2.21
18-30% 21.3 3.7 3.0 10.3 6.14 1.95
Dairy

Dairy
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.59 1221 0.12 0.17 0.49 174
30% + 0.65 796 0.08 0.17 0.53 36
18-30% 0.57 1331 0.13 0.16 0.48 138

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Average 28.4 3.8 4.3 12.2 7.27 2.81
30% + 38.1 4.3 6.9 15.9 9.66 4.21
18-30% 23.5 3.5 3.0 10.4 6.06 2.10
Beef

Beef
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.74 1028 0.10 0.24 0.57 184
30% + 0.95 951 0.10 0.38 0.74 62
18-30% 0.63 1067 0.11 0.16 0.48 122

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Average 33.8 5.9 5.2 16.7 10.01 3.04
Sheep

Sheep
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.80 2299 0.23 0.28 0.78 57

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Average 35.2 7.5 5.2 22.2 12.49 3.39
Dairy Goats

Dairy Goats
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 1.07 2865 0.29 0.28 1.03 41

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Composted Cattle 38.3 5.8 5.2 23.8 12.09 3.43
Compost all types 38.9 6.3 8.3 17.7 11.77 4.56
Composted

Composted
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Composted Cattle 0.86 543 0.05 0.28 1.10 29
Compost all types 0.84 1035 0.10 0.45 0.82 63

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Average 28.8 4.4 3.3 10.2 6.58 2.46
Grain-fed Veal

Grain-fed Veal
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.79 1328 0.13 0.18 0.47 18

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Average 37.4 2.6 2.8 9.3 5.22 1.85
>50% 63.0 1.8 3.9 19.1 8.18 2.81
<50% 34.6 2.6 2.7 8.2 4.82 1.74
Horses

Horses
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 0.50 749 0.07 0.15 0.43 41
>50% 0.80 591 0.06 0.21 0.89 4
<50% 0.47 769 0.08 0.15 0.38 37

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Average 55.3 21.1 22.1 26.8 27.42 12.09
80% + 85.1 22.7 31.1 37.6 35.07 17.79
60-80% 71.0 23.8 25.9 33.5 32.34 14.65
40-60% 50.0 19.7 22.8 26.8 27.00 12.08
18-40% 28.5 17.7 13.6 14.3 18.56 6.90
Layers 34.2 21.0 16.3 17.4 22.21 8.47
Pullets 47.9 27.5 25.0 29.2 32.52 14.12
Broilers 68.5 23.8 24.5 32.8 31.53 14.30
Broiler Breeder Growers 63.6 15.1 26.1 28.3 26.48 13.21
Broiler Breeder Layers 65.1 17.1 29.1 33.7 30.27 14.85
Poultry

Poultry
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Average 2.45 5339 0.53 1.20 1.24 809
80% + 3.36 2129 0.21 1.69 1.74 59
60-80% 3.00 4868 0.49 1.41 1.55 358
40-60% 2.25 5144 0.51 1.24 1.24 146
18-40% 1.55 6976 0.70 0.74 0.66 246
Layers 1.93 7810 0.78 0.89 0.80 161
Pullets 3.14 7236 0.72 1.36 1.35 50
Broilers 3.09 4364 0.44 1.33 1.52 48
Broiler Breeder Growers 1.92 2965 0.30 1.42 1.31 24
Broiler Breeder Layers 2.21 3175 0.32 1.58 1.56 74

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
- 50.6 26.1 25.8 31.3 32.74 13.60
Turkeys

Turkeys
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
- 2.74 8038 0.80 1.40 1.45 61

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Dewatered 32.1 26.7 24.1 2.4 23.70 15.45
Biosolids

Biosolids
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Dewatered 3.76 3443 0.34 1.31 0.11 89

1 Useable N = amount of Nitrogen available in the year of application assuming spring application incorporated within 24 hours

  • A simplified useable N for fall applied manure = [(% total N x 0.5) x 20] for solid manure
2 Value of manure is based on purchase price of an equivalent amount of mineral fertilizer (N-P205-K20 = 0.50-0.40-0.30 $/lb)
  • The actual immediate value for crop production will be less if all the nutrients applied are not required for growing the crop

Other Livestock - Available Nutrients and Value for Manure from Various Livestock Types

DM
Range
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value
Ave DM
(%)
Usable N1
lbs/ton
P205
lbs/ton
K20
lbs/ton
Year 1
$/ton
Year 2-4
$/ton
Bison 19.4 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.97 1.24
Elk 30.5 3.1 3.7 5.2 4.59 2.61
Red Deer 25.0 2.6 3.1 4.3 3.86 2.22
White Tailed Deer 31.1 5.0 7.9 7.6 7.93 5.19
Fallow Deer 29.4 3.6 6.4 7.6 6.66 3.94
Llama 34.9 3.1 6.4 5.4 5.73 3.75
Alpaca 27.1 3.3 7.4 5.0 6.07 3.92
Wild Boar 29.8 4.4 6.1 7.6 6.90 3.55
Chinchilla 65.7 11.1 11.4 21.6 16.58 7.12
Rabbit 45.5 5.6 15.8 13.8 13.27 8.19
Fox 35.4 16.6 27.8 8.2 21.89 13.35
Mink - Average 50.6 32.8 30.9 15.1 33.28 15.30
Mink- Kittens 70.3 47.0 35.1 19.0 43.26 18.01
Mink - Adults 60.1 44.2 39.8 20.2 44.10 19.75
Mink - Composted Carcasses 45.9 6.12 10.3 5.6 8.87 5.27
Mink - Females & kits 41.7 34.9 30.7 14.3 34.04 15.43
Pheasants 60.6 14.1 12.9 8.4 14.71 8.08
Partridge 71.9 29.7 23.4 24.6 31.59 15.36
Quail 59.6 33.8 19.8 23.1 31.76 15.77
Squab (Pigeon) 48.6 16.2 17.5 17.9 20.49 9.89
Duck 36.3 11.2 5.5 8.0 10.23 3.42
Ostrich 40.8 3.6 9.9 7.1 7.92 5.02
Emu 25.9 7.6 5.3 6.9 7.99 3.42
Rhea 28.7 5.9 9.9 7.6 9.21 5.09
Turkeys

Turkeys
DM Range Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
# Samples

Total N
(%)

NH4-N
(ppm)
NH4-N
(%)
P
(%)
K
(%)
Bison 0.37 315 0.03 0.09 0.08 10
Elk 0.73 620 0.06 0.20 0.24 13
Red Deer 0.62 514 0.05 0.17 0.20 6
White Tailed Deer 1.27 784 0.08 0.43 0.35 6
Fallow Deer 0.87 680 0.07 0.35 0.35 6
Llama 0.75 558 0.06 0.35 0.25 16
Alpaca 0.66 867 0.09 0.40 0.23 11
Wild Boar 0.72 623 0.06 0.33 0.35 6
Chinchilla 1.87 3642 0.36 0.62 1.00 7
Rabbit 1.22 1281 0.13 0.86 0.64 20
Fox 1.80 4856 0.49 1.51 0.38 9
Mink - Average 2.97 12465 1.25 1.68 0.70 65
Mink- Kittens 4.16 18363 1.84 1.91 0.88 8
Mink - Adults 3.95 17055 1.71 2.16 0.94 21
Mink - Composted Carcasses 0.79 1149 0.11 0.56 0.26 7
Mink - Females & kits 3.17 13262 1.33 1.67 0.66 8
Pheasants 1.93 2063 0.21 0.70 0.39 9
Partridge 4.01 4705 0.47 1.27 1.14 8
Quail 4.96 3384 0.34 1.075 1.07 8
Squab (Pigeon) 2.04 3335 0.33 0.95 0.83 6
Duck 1.1 3867 0.39 0.30 0.37 8
Ostrich 0.68 633 0.06 0.54 0.33 7
Emu 1.01 2516 0.25 0.29 0.32 9
Rhea 0.84 1837 0.18 0.54 0.35 3

1 Useable N = amount of Nitrogen available in the year of application assuming spring application incorporated within 24 hours

  • A simplified useable N for fall applied manure = [(% total N x 0.5) x 20] for solid manure

2Represents half the total phosphorus that is immediately available. The other half is available within a year of application

3 Value of manure is based on purchase price of an equivalent amount of mineral fertilizer (N-P205-K20 = 0.50-0.40-0.30 $/lb)

  • The actual immediate value for crop production will be less if all the nutrients applied are not required for growing the crop


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Creation Date: 20 July 2007
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