2009 Nutrient Management Tables for Ontario Regulation 267/03 Made under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002

Table 2. Manure Databank Taken From NMAN Program - June 2007

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.

The manure value is based on the purchase price of an equivalent amount of mineral fertilizer (Feb 2007). The micro nutrient and the organic matter values are not reflected in these tables.


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

Hog
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K

#
Samples

Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/1000 gallons $/1000 gal % ppm % % %
Average 3.7 26.8 11.8 19.0 23.81 5.85 0.40 2679 0.27 0.13 0.18 1160
10–18% 12.7 49.0 35.0 33.5 48.54 16.66 0.79 4747 0.47 0.38 0.31 45
6–10% 7.5 40.8 23.0 28.1 38.04 11.34 0.65 3977 0.40 0.25 0.26 161
4–6% 4.9 33.0 15.6 23.8 29.90 7.82 0.51 3262 0.33 0.17 0.22 195
2–4% 2.9 25.2 10.1 17.3 21.84 5.03 0.37 2544 0.25 0.11 0.16 387
0–2% 1.3 16.2 4.6 11.9 13.52 2.27 0.22 1691 0.17 0.05 0.11 373
Finisher 7.6 44.1 21.2 32.4 40.21 10.11 0.64 4465 0.45 0.23 0.30 57
Weaners 3.0 22.8 12.9 17.3 21.74 5.99 0.33 2316 0.23 0.14 0.16 25
SEW 2.2 16.9 5.5 14.0 14.86 3.00 0.26 1669 0.17 0.06 0.13 15
Dry sows 1.9 21.6 9.2 11.9 18.04 4.01 0.27 2313 0.23 0.10 0.11 26
Dairy
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/1000 gallons $/1000 gal % ppm % % %
Average 8.4 17.7 7.7 26.0 19.73 4.77 0.35 1524 0.15 0.08 0.24 948
10–18% 13.7 22.4 12.5 34.2 26.47 7.64 0.49 1797 0.18 0.14 0.32 264
8–10% 9.0 18.9 7.2 25.8 20.08 4.72 0.38 1620 0.16 0.08 0.24 222
6–8% 7.0 18.0 6.6 25.3 19.23 4.07 0.33 1628 0.16 0.07 0.23 196
2–6% 4.4 13.4 5.0 20.2 14.74 2.98 0.24 1228 0.12 0.05 0.19 212
0 – 2% 1.0 5.9 1.7 11.9 7.19 0.96 0.09 582 0.06 0.02 0.11 54
Beef
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/1000 gallons $/1000 gal % ppm % % %
Average 7.9 15.5 7.3 23.4 9.94 4.41 0.31 1329 0.13 0.08 0.22 85
10–18% 14.5 21.6 12.1 35.9 15.61 7.48 0.48 1714 0.17 0.13 0.33 28
6–10% 7.8 16.8 7.2 21.7 9.38 4.44 0.33 1456 0.15 0.08 0.20 16
2–6% 3.8 12.4 4.5 16.0 6.60 2.59 0.21 1178 0.12 0.05 0.15 27
0–2% 1.2 5.2 1.5 11.0 3.89 0.97 0.09 476 0.05 0.02 0.10 11
Poultry
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/1000 gallons $/1000 gal % ppm % % %
Average 10.5 58.0 27.7 32.4 20.80 13.31 0.82 5570 0.56 0.30 0.30 137
10–18% 13.8 65.7 34.9 36.6 24.93 16.75 0.95 6203 0.62 0.38 0.34 76
6–10% 8.2 57.6 24.6 31.1 19.16 11.86 0.8 5608 0.56 0.27 0.29 36
2–6% 4.2 36.9 10.5 22.7 11.00 5.21 0.49 3701 0.37 0.11 0.21 24
Pullets 16.3 70.6 39.6 37.8 27.16 19.72 1.09 6320 0.63 0.43 0.35 10
Layers 10.9 56.9 27.4 30.3 20.07 13.23 0.81 5440 0.54 0.30 0.28 55
Runoff
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/1000 gallons $/1000 gal % ppm % % %
0.7 3.2 1.0 9.2 3.16 0.57 0.05 310 0.031 0.01 0.09 49
Milk-fed Veal
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/1000 gallons $/1000 gal % ppm % % %
1.5 5.5 2.1 19.4 9.41 1.06 0.08 553 0.06 0.02 0.18 3
Biosolids
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/1000 gallons $/1000 gal % ppm % % %
Aerobic 2.0 4.3 5.5 0 4.34 3.14 0.12 109 0.01 0.06 0 10
Anaerobic 4.4 13.1 12.9 0 11.68 6.87 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

Hog
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
Average 30.2 8.0 8.5 12.1 11.04 4.48 0.90 2702 0.27 0.46 0.56 61
Dairy
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
Average 25.0 3.6 3.0 10.5 6.17 2.01 0.59 1221 0.12 0.17 0.49 174
30% + 38.9 3.1 3.1 11.4 6.24 2.21 0.65 796 0.08 0.17 0.53 36
18–30% 21.3 3.7 3.0 10.3 6.14 1.95 0.57 1331 0.13 0.16 0.48 138
Beef
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
Average 28.4 3.8 4.3 12.2 7.27 2.81 0.74 1028 0.10 0.24 0.57 184
30% + 38.1 4.3 6.9 15.9 9.66 4.21 0.95 951 0.10 0.38 0.74 62
18–30% 23.5 3.5 3.0 10.4 6.06 2.10 0.63 1067 0.11 0.16 0.48 122
Sheep
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
Average 33.8 5.9 5.2 16.7 10.01 3.04 0.80 2299 0.23 0.28 0.78 57
Dairy Goats
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
Average 35.2 7.5 5.2 22.2 12.49 3.39 1.07 2865 0.29 0.28 1.03 41
Composted Cattle
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
38.3 5.8 5.2 23.8 12.09 3.43 0.86 543 0.05 0.28 1.10 29
Compost all types
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
38.9 6.3 8.3 17.7 11.77 4.56 0.84 1035 0.10 0.45 0.82 63
Grain-fed Veal
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
Average 28.8 4.4 3.3 10.2 6.58 2.46 0.79 1328 0.13 0.18 0.47 18
Horses
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
Average 37.4 2.6 2.8 9.3 5.22 1.85 0.50 749 0.07 0.15 0.43 41
>50% 63.0 1.8 3.9 19.1 8.18 2.81 0.80 591 0.06 0.21 0.89 4
<50% 34.6 2.6 2.7 8.2 4.82 1.74 0.47 769 0.08 0.15 0.38 37
Poultry
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
Average 55.3 21.1 22.1 26.8 27.42 12.09 2.45 5339 0.53 1.20 1.24 809
80% + 85.1 22.7 31.1 37.6 35.07 17.79 3.36 2129 0.21 1.69 1.74 59
60–80% 71.0 23.8 25.9 33.5 32.34 14.65 3.00 4868 0.49 1.41 1.55 358
40–60% 50.0 19.7 22.8 26.8 27.00 12.08 2.25 5144 0.51 1.24 1.24 146
18–40% 28.5 17.7 13.6 14.3 18.56 6.90 1.55 6976 0.70 0.74 0.66 246
Layers 34.2 21.0 16.3 17.4 22.21 8.47 1.93 7810 0.78 0.89 0.80 161
Pullets 47.9 27.5 25.0 29.2 32.52 14.12 3.14 7236 0.72 1.36 1.35 50
Broilers 68.5 23.8 24.5 32.8 31.53 14.30 3.09 4364 0.44 1.33 1.52 48
Broiler breeder growers 63.6 15.1 26.1 28.3 26.48 13.21 1.92 2965 0.30 1.42 1.31 24
Broiler breeder layers 65.1 17.1 29.1 33.7 30.27 14.85 2.21 3175 0.32 1.58 1.56 74
Turkeys
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
50.6 26.1 25.8 31.3 32.74 13.60 2.74 8038 0.80 1.40 1.45 61
Biosolids
DM
Range
Ave DM Usable
N1
P205 K20 Year 1
value2
Year
2-4
value
Total
N
NH4-
N
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Available Nutrients
(in year of application)
Value Total Nutrient Content
(as is basis)
% lbs/ton $/ton % ppm % % %
Dewatered 32.1 26.7 24.1 2.4 23.70 15.45 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

 
Animal
Type
Ave
DM
Available
Nutrients
(in year
of
app)
(%)
Usable
N1
Value
(lbs
/ton)
P2052
Total
Nutrient
Content
(as is
basis)
($
/ton)
K20
(%)
Year 1
Value3
(ppm)
Year
2-4
Value
(%)
Total
N
(%)
Bison 19.4 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.97 1.24 0.37
Elk 30.5 3.1 3.7 5.2 4.59 2.61 0.73
Red Deer 25.0 2.6 3.1 4.3 3.86 2.22 0.62
White Tailed Deer 31.1 5.0 7.9 7.6 7.93 5.19 1.27
Fallow
Deer
29.4 3.6 6.4 7.6 6.66 3.94 0.87
Llama 34.9 3.1 6.4 5.4 5.73 3.75 0.75
Alpaca 27.1 3.3 7.4 5.0 6.07 3.92 0.66
Wild Boar 29.8 4.4 6.1 7.6 6.90 3.55 0.72
Chinchilla 65.7 11.1 11.4 21.6 16.58 7.12 1.87
Rabbit 45.5 5.6 15.8 13.8 13.27 8.19 1.22
Fox 35.4 16.6 27.8 8.2 21.89 13.35 1.80
Mink - average 50.6 32.8 30.9 15.1 33.28 15.30 2.97
Mink - kittens 70.3 47.0 35.1 19.0 43.26 18.01 4.16
Mink - adults 60.1 44.2 39.8 20.2 44.10 19.75 3.95
Mink - composted
carcasses
45.9 6.12 10.3 5.6 8.87 5.27 0.79
Mink - females & kits 41.7 34.9 30.7 14.3 34.04 15.43 3.17
Pheasants 60.6 14.1 12.9 8.4 14.71 8.08 1.93
Partridge 71.9 29.7 23.4 24.6 31.59 15.36 4.01
Quail 59.6 33.8 19.8 23.1 31.76 15.77 4.96
Squab (Pigeon) 48.6 16.2 17.5 17.9 20.49 9.89 2.04
Duck 36.3 11.2 5.5 8.0 10.23 3.42 1.1
Ostrich 40.8 3.6 9.9 7.1 7.92 5.02 0.68
Emu 25.9 7.6 5.3 6.9 7.99 3.42 1.01
Rhea 28.7 5.9 9.9 7.6 9.21 5.09 0.84

 

Animal
Type
NH4-
N
(%)
NH4-
N
P K #
Samples
Bison 315 0.03 0.09 0.08 10
Elk 620 0.06 0.20 0.24 13
Red Deer 514 0.05 0.17 0.20 6
White Tailed Deer 784 0.08 0.43 0.35 6
Fallow Deer 680 0.07 0.35 0.35 6
Llama 558 0.06 0.35 0.25 16
Alpaca 867 0.09 0.40 0.23 11
Wild Boar 623 0.06 0.33 0.35 6
Chinchilla 3642 0.36 0.62 1.00 7
Rabbit 1281 0.13 0.86 0.64 20
Fox 4856 0.49 1.51 0.38 9
Mink - average 12465 1.25 1.68 0.70 65
Mink - kittens 18363 1.84 1.91 0.88 8
Mink - adults 17055 1.71 2.16 0.94 21
Mink - composted carcasses 1149 0.11 0.56 0.26 7
Mink - females & kits 13262 1.33 1.67 0.66 8
Pheasants 2063 0.21 0.70 0.39 9
Partridge 4705 0.47 1.27 1.14 8
Quail 3384 0.34 1.075 1.07 8
Squab (Pigeon) 3335 0.33 0.95 0.83 6
Duck 3867 0.39 0.30 0.37 8
Ostrich 633 0.06 0.54 0.33 7
Emu 2516 0.25 0.29 0.32 9
Rhea 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

2 Represents 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

Note: This table, which may be amended from time to time, is to be used in conjunction with the NASM Odour Guide, dated February 23, 2011 and prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment for the purposes of the Regulation.


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Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 14 September 2009
Last Reviewed: 14 September 2009