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     0.0604 22 3 3.72
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)
Beef - Brood Cows (includes calves to weaning)
Confinement 590 100 0.0724 9.0 0.0604 30 1 9.29
Deep Bedded 590 100     0.0812 45 1 9.29
Yard/Barn 590 100     0.0604 30 1 4.65
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)
Beef - Feeders (7 - 16 months)
Confinement Bedded Pack 362 75     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     3 1.86
Yard/Barn 362 75     0.0604 22 3 4.18
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)
Beef - Short Keep (12.5 - 17.5 months)
Confinement 469 83 0.0724 9.0 0.0604 22 2 6.04

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)
Chickens - Broiler Breeder Growers (females and males transferred out)
Floor System 0.708 83     0.1124 60 300 0.158
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)
Chickens - Broiler Breeder Layer (females and males transferred in)
Cages 3.04 90     0.0749 60 100 0.121
Litter With Slats 2.63 90     0.0562 65 100 0.195
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)
Chickens - Broilers
 8 Week Cycle 0.635 70     0.1249 60 351 0.071
 9 Week Cycle 0.726 70     0.1249 60 300 0.083
10 Week Cycle 0.862 70     0.1249 60 250 0.099
12 Week Cycle 1.09 70     0.1249 60 199 0.124
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)
Chickens - Layer Pullets (day olds)
Cages 0.408 83 0.1124 13.9 0.0624 25 500 0.028
Litter 0.408 83     0.1249 58 500 0.186
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)
Chickens - Laying Hens
Belt And Other Removal System (daily) 1.43 96 0.1124 11.1 0.0624 20 150  
Belt With Air Drying (daily) 1.43 96     0.0624 30 150  
Floor Run 1.7 96     0.0749 60 150 0.093
High Rise - Stored In Barn 1.43 96     0.0624 20 150  
Liquid - Stored In Barn 1.43 96 0.1124 11.1     150  

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)
Chinchilla - Breeding Females (including males/rep/market animals)
N/A 0.567 100     0.1561 66 320 0.743

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)
Dairy - Calves Large Frame
N/A 90.7 100 0.0750 11.0 0.0955 45 6 3.25
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)
Dairy - Calves Medium Frame (Guernsey Size)
N/A 74.4 100 0.0750 11.0 0.0955 45 7 2.97
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)
Dairy - Calves Small Frame (Jersey Size)
N/A 60.8 100 0.0750 11.0 0.0955 45 8.5 2.60
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)
Dairy - Heifers Large Frame
Deep Bedded 295 100     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     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
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)
Dairy - Heifers Medium Frame (Guernsey Size)
Deep Bedded 249 100     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
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)
Dairy - Heifers Small Frame (Jersey Size)
Deep Bedded 204 100     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
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     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  
Tie Stall 658 100 0.1165 9.1 0.0952 21 0.7 10.2
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)
Dairy - Milking Age Cows Medium Frame (Guernsey Size)
Bedded Pack 499 100     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  
Tie Stall 499 100 0.1165 9.0 0.0952 21 0.85 8.36
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     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  
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)
Deer/Elk - Elk Adults (>24 months; includes unweaned offspring)
N/A 272 100     0.0456 30 2  
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)
Deer/Elk - Elk Feeders
N/A 127 75     0.0456 30 6  
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)
Deer/Elk - Elk-Red Deer Hybrid Adults (includes unweaned offspring)
N/A 170 100     0.0456 30 4  
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)
Deer/Elk - Elk/Red Deer Hybrid Feeders
N/A 97.5 75     0.0456 30 10  
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)
Deer/Elk - Fallow Deer Adults (>24 months; includes unweaned offspring)
N/A 45.4 100     0.0456 30 13  
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)
Deer/Elk - Fallow Deer Feeders
N/A 31.8 75     0.0456 30 23  
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)
Deer/Elk - Red Deer Adults (>24 months; includes unweaned offspring)
N/A 99.8 100     0.0456 30 7  
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     0.0456 30 14  
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)
Deer/Elk - White Tailed Deer Adults (>24 months; includes unweaned offspring)
N/A 56.7 100     0.0456 30 11  
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     0.0456 30 21  
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)
Breeders 2.95 100     0.3765 57 105 0.465
Growers 1.04 90 0.3627 7.0 0.3471 57 105 0.167
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)
N/A 56.7 0         12 11.1
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 6.80 80     0.0874 36 25 9.29
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)
Confinement 77.1 100     0.0453 30 8 1.86
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 16.3 100     0.0453 30 32 0.743
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 18.1 0     0.0375 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)
N/A 72.6 0     0.0375 30 8 1.39
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)
Box Stalls 680 100     0.0887 46 0.7 30.2
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 454 100     0.0887 46 1 23.2
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 227 100     0.0887 46 2 16.3
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)
N/A 1.25 80 1.7136 2.1 0.2536 35 60 2.32
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 136 0         4 9.29
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)
1 Tier Cages 4.54 100     0.1561 45 40 1.80
2 Tier Cages 4.54 100     0.1561 45 40 0.892
3 Tier Cages 4.54 100     0.1561 45 40 0.595
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)
Confinement 33.2 75     0.0378 30 20 0.929
Outside Access 33.2 75     0.0378 30 20 0.557
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 93.0 100     0.0556 40 6 2.14
Outside Access 93.0 100     0.0556 40 6 2.14
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 79.4 100     0.0556 40 8 2.14
Outside Access 79.4 100     0.0453 30 8 1.39
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)
Full Slats 61.4 89 0.1311 5     5.25 0.957
Full Slats (wet/dry feeders) 61.4 89 0.0837 7     5.25 0.957
Deep Bedded 61.4 89     0.078 45 5.25 1.49
Partial Slats 61.4 89 0.1311 5     5.25 1.064
Partial Slats (wet/dry feeders) 61.4 89 0.0837 7     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 - 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 90.3 85 0.0893 2.7     5 1.39
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)
deep bedded pack 136 100     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 (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)
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 - 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 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
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)
N/A 15.9 100     0.0437 58 45 0.557
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 2.00 85     0.0562 60 133 0.149
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)
Brooded in another building 4.08 77     0.0541 60 110 0.232
Brooded in the same barn 2.87 85     0.0559 60 110 0.232
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)
N/A 6.03 80     0.0410 60 75 0.325
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 9.07 100     0.0437 58 67 0.372
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 0.680 80     0.1249 58 267 0.093
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 134 90 0.0724 9.0 0.0604 22 6 6.97
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 102 80 0.0906 0.7 0.1389 40 6 2.79
Veal - Milk Fed

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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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 25 July 2012
Last Reviewed: 25 July 2012