2015 Nutrient Management Tables for Ontario Regulation 267/03 Made under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002

Table 1. Nutrient Unit Livestock Information


| Beef | Chickens | Chinchilla | Dairy | Deer/Elk | Ducks | Emu | Fox | Goats | Horses |
| Mink | Ostrich | Rabbits | Sheep | Swine | Turkeys | Veal |


Beef - Backgrounders (7 - 12.5 months)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement 308 90 0.0724 9.0 0.0604 22 3 4.65
Yard/Barn 308 90 N/A N/A 0.0604 22 3 3.72
Beef - Brood Cows (includes calves to weaning)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement 590 100 0.0724 9.0 0.0604 30 1 9.29
Deep Bedded 590 100 N/A N/A 0.0812 45 1 9.29
Yard/Barn 590 100 N/A N/A 0.0604 30 1 4.65
Beef - Feeders (7 - 16 months)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement Bedded Pack 362 75 N/A N/A 0.0687 30 3 4.65
Confinement Pack Scrape 362 75 0.0724 9.0 0.0604 22 3 4.65
Confinement Total Slats 362 75 0.0724 9.0 N/A N/A 3 1.86
Yard/Barn 362 75 N/A N/A 0.0604 22 3 4.18
Beef - Short Keep (12.5 - 17.5 months)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement 469 83 0.0724 9.0 0.0604 22 2 6.04

Chickens - Broiler Breeder Growers (females and males transferred out)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Floor System 0.708 83 N/A N/A 0.1124 60 300 0.158
Chickens - Broiler Breeder Layer (females and males transferred in)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Cages 3.04 90 N/A N/A 0.0749 60 100 0.121
Litter With Slats 2.63 90 N/A N/A 0.0562 65 100 0.195
Chickens - Broilers
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
�8 Week Cycle 0.635 70 N/A N/A 0.1249 60 351 0.071
�9 Week Cycle 0.726 70 N/A N/A 0.1249 60 300 0.083
10 Week Cycle 0.862 70 N/A N/A 0.1249 60 250 0.099
12 Week Cycle 1.09 70 N/A N/A 0.1249 60 199 0.124
Chickens - Layer Pullets (day olds)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Cages 0.408 83 0.1124 13.9 0.0624 25 500 0.028
Litter 0.408 83 N/A N/A 0.1249 58 500 0.186
Chickens - Laying Hens
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Belt And Other Removal System (daily) 1.43 96 0.1124 11.1 0.0624 20 150 N/A
Belt With Air Drying (daily) 1.43 96 N/A N/A 0.0624 30 150 N/A
Floor Run 1.7 96 N/A N/A 0.0749 60 150 0.093
High Rise - Stored In Barn 1.43 96 N/A N/A 0.0624 20 150 N/A
Liquid - Stored In Barn 1.43 96 0.1124 11.1 N/A N/A 150 N/A

Chinchilla - Breeding Females (including males/rep/market animals)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 0.567 100 N/A N/A 0.1561 66 320 0.743

Dairy - Calves Large Frame
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 90.7 100 0.0750 11.0 0.0955 45 6 3.25
Dairy - Calves Medium Frame (Guernsey Size)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 74.4 100 0.0750 11.0 0.0955 45 7 2.97
Dairy - Calves Small Frame (Jersey Size)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 60.8 100 0.0750 11.0 0.0955 45 8.5 2.60
Dairy - Heifers Large Frame
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Deep Bedded 295 100 N/A N/A 0.0516 40 2 6.50
Free Stall 295 100 0.0714 11.0 0.0599 19 2 6.97
Manure Pack Outside Access 295 100 N/A N/A 0.0516 40 2 3.72
Pack Scrape 1 Side 295 100 0.0714 11.0 0.0516 40 2 9.29
Pack Scrape 2 Sides 295 100 0.0714 11.0 0.0516 40 2 8.36
Dairy - Heifers Medium Frame (Guernsey Size)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Deep Bedded 249 100 N/A N/A 0.0516 40 2.4 5.20
Free Stall 249 100 0.0714 11.0 0.0599 19 2.4 5.57
Pack Scrape 249 100 0.0714 11.0 0.0516 40 2.4 7.43
Dairy - Heifers Small Frame (Jersey Size)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Deep Bedded 204 100 N/A N/A 0.0516 40 2.9 4.65
Free Stall 204 100 0.0714 11.0 0.0599 19 2.9 4.92
Pack Scrape 204 100 0.0714 11.0 0.0516 40 2.9 6.50
Dairy - Milking Age Cows Large Frame
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
4 Row Free Stall Head To Head 658 100 0.1165 9.1 0.0952 21 0.7 11.6
4 Row Free Stall Tail To Tail 658 100 0.1165 9.1 0.0952 21 0.7 10.2
6 Row Free Stall 658 100 0.1165 9.1 0.0952 21 0.7 9.29
Bedded Pack 658 100 N/A N/A 0.102 45 0.7 16.7
Pack Scrape 658 100 0.1165 9.1 0.102 45 0.7 16.7
3 Row Free Stall 658 100 0.1165 9.1 0.0952 21 0.7 9.76
Sand 658 100 0.1264 9.1 0.1051 21 0.7 N/A
Tie Stall 658 100 0.1165 9.1 0.0952 21 0.7 10.2
Dairy - Milking Age Cows Medium Frame (Guernsey Size)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Bedded Pack 499 100 N/A N/A 0.1020 45 0.85 15.3
Free Stall 499 100 0.1165 9.0 0.0952 21 0.85 9.29
Pack Scrape 499 100 0.1165 9.1 0.1020 45 0.85 15.3
Sand 499 100 0.1264 9.1 0.1051 21 0.85 N/A
Tie Stall 499 100 0.1165 9.0 0.0952 21 0.85 8.36
Dairy - Miking Age Cows Small Frame (Jersey Size)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Bedded Pack 431 100 N/A N/A 0.102 45 1 13.5
Free Stall 431 100 0.1165 9 0.0952 21 1 8.36
Tie Stall 431 100 0.1165 9.1 0.0952 21 1 7.43
Pack Scrape 431 100 0.1165 9.1 0.102 45 1 13.5
Sand 431 100 0.1264 9.1 0.1051 21 1 N/A

Deer/Elk - Elk Adults (>24 months; includes unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 272 100 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 2 N/A
Deer/Elk - Elk Feeders
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 127 75 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 6 N/A
Deer/Elk - Elk-Red Deer Hybrid Adults (includes unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 170 100 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 4 N/A
Deer/Elk - Elk/Red Deer Hybrid Feeders
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 97.5 75 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 10 N/A
Deer/Elk - Fallow Deer Adults (>24 months; includes unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 45.4 100 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 13 N/A
Deer/Elk - Fallow Deer Feeders
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 31.8 75 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 23 N/A
Deer/Elk - Red Deer Adults (>24 months; includes unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 99.8 100 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 7 N/A
Deer/Elk - Red Deer Feeders
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 63.5 75 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 14 N/A
Deer/Elk - White Tailed Deer Adults (>24 months; includes unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 56.7 100 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 11 N/A
Deer/Elk - White Tailed Deer Feeders
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 40.8 75 N/A N/A 0.0456 30 21 N/A

Ducks - Peking
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Breeders 2.95 100 N/A N/A 0.3765 57 105 0.465
Growers 1.04 90 0.3627 7.0 0.3471 57 105 0.167

Emu - Adults (includes offspring to market size)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 56.7 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 12 11.1

Fox - Breeding Femleas (including rep/market animals/male)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 6.80 80 N/A N/A 0.0874 36 25 9.29

Goats - Dairy Does (including unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement 77.1 100 N/A N/A 0.0453 30 8 1.86
Goats - Dairy Kids
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement 16.3 100 N/A N/A 0.0453 30 32 0.743
Goats - Feeder Kids (>20 kg)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement 18.1 0 N/A N/A 0.0375 30 32 0.743
Goats - Mature Meat Goat (including unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 72.6 0 N/A N/A 0.0375 30 8 1.39

Horses - Large Frame (including unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Box Stalls 680 100 N/A N/A 0.0887 46 0.7 30.2
Horses - Medium Frame (including unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Box Stalls 454 100 N/A N/A 0.0887 46 1 23.2
Horses - Small Frame (including unweaned offspring)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Box Stalls 227 100 N/A N/A 0.0887 46 2 16.3

Mink - Breeding Females (including rep/market animals/males)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 1.25 80 1.7136 2.1 0.2536 35 60 2.32

Ostrich - Adults (includes offspring to market size)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 136 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 4 9.29

Rabbits - Breeding Does (includes bucks/rep/fryers)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
1 Tier Cages 4.54 100 N/A N/A 0.1561 45 40 1.80
2 Tier Cages 4.54 100 N/A N/A 0.1561 45 40 0.892
3 Tier Cages 4.54 100 N/A N/A 0.1561 45 40 0.595

Sheep - Dairy and Feeders Lambs
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement 33.2 75 N/A N/A 0.0378 30 20 0.929
Outside Access 33.2 75 N/A N/A 0.0378 30 20 0.557
Sheep - Dairy Ewes and rams (including unweaned offspring and replacements)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement 93.0 100 N/A N/A 0.0556 40 6 2.14
Outside Access 93.0 100 N/A N/A 0.0556 40 6 2.14
Sheep - Meat Ewes and Rams (including unweaned offspring and replacements)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Confinement 79.4 100 N/A N/A 0.0556 40 8 2.14
Outside Access 79.4 100 N/A N/A 0.0453 30 8 1.39

Swine - Feeders
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Full Slats 61.4 89 0.1311 5 N/A N/A 5.25 0.957
Full Slats (wet/dry feeders) 61.4 89 0.0837 7 N/A N/A 5.25 0.957
Deep Bedded 61.4 89 N/A N/A 0.078 45 5.25 1.49
Partial Slats 61.4 89 0.1311 5 N/A N/A 5.25 1.064
Partial Slats (wet/dry feeders) 61.4 89 0.0837 7 N/A N/A 5.25 1.064
Solid Scrape 61.4 89 0.1311 5 0.0843 13 5.25 1.278
Solid Scrape (wet/dry feeders) 61.4 89 0.0837 7 0.0843 20 5.25 1.278
Swine - Gilts (Breeders)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 90.3 85 0.0893 2.7 N/A N/A 5 1.39
Swine - Sows (dry) and Boars
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
deep bedded pack 136 100 N/A N/A 0.0818 45 3.5 2.79
non-SEW 136 100 0.1167 2.5 0.0974 15 3.5 2.79
SEW 136 100 0.1167 2.5 0.0974 15 3.33 2.32
Swine - Sows with Litters
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
non-SEW 181 100 0.1167 2.1 0.0974 15 3.5 6.50
SEW 181 100 0.1167 2.1 0.0974 15 3.33 5.11
Swine - Weaners
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Non-SEW 13.3 80 0.1779 2.7 0.1542 13 20 0.399
Non-SEW (wet/dry) 13.3 80 0.1305 3.6 0.1542 13 20 0.399
SEW 11.3 80 0.1779 2.7 0.1542 13 20 0.353
SEW (wet/dry) 11.3 80 0.1305 3.6 0.1542 13 20 0.353

Turkeys - Breeder Toms
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 15.9 100 N/A N/A 0.0437 58 45 0.557
Turkeys - Broilers (<6.2 kg)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 2.00 85 N/A N/A 0.0562 60 133 0.149
Turkeys - Hens 6.2 - 10.8 kg
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
Brooded in another building 4.08 77 N/A N/A 0.0541 60 110 0.232
Brooded in the same barn 2.87 85 N/A N/A 0.0559 60 110 0.232
Turkeys - Toms >10.8 kg
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 6.03 80 N/A N/A 0.0410 60 75 0.325
Turkeys - Turkey Breeder Layers
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 9.07 100 N/A N/A 0.0437 58 67 0.372
Turkeys - Turkey Pullet (0 to 6 weeks)
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 0.680 80 N/A N/A 0.1249 58 267 0.093

Veal - Grain Fed
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 134 90 0.0724 9.0 0.0604 22 6 6.97
Veal - Milk Fed
Sub-
SubType
Ave.
Weight
(kg)
Utilization
(%)
Liquid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Liquid
DM*
(%)
Solid
Amt
(m3
1000
kg
/day)
Solid
DM*
(%)
Nutrient
Units
(animal
/NU)
Livestock
Housing
Capacity
(m2
animal)
N/A 102 80 0.0906 0.7 0.1389 40 6 2.79

Notes: * DM = dry matter

  1. Average weight rounded to 3 significant digits
  2. Manure production numbers rounded to 4 decimal places
  3. Blank manure production and dry matter entries indicate a non-typical housing process.
  4. Livestock housing capacity is rounded to 2 decimal places if above 0.2 m2/animal and 3 decimal places if below 0.2 m2/animal
  5. Blank livestock housing capacity values indicate that information is not available
  6. Livestock density is based on barn area only for a housing system(outdoor yard is not included)
  7. Livestock housing capacity numbers are used to develop an estimated barn size

If the farm unit has more than one type of farm animal present on it then this calculation would have to be completed for each type of animal separately, then all the results totaled to give the total NU generated by farm animals on the farm.


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