Manure Nutrient Production and Land Requirements

NMP Section 4: Manure Nutrient Production and Land Requirements


This section estimates the land requirements for managing the nutrients in manure. An animal feeding operation with sufficient land to utilize manure nutrients in crop production has the potential to be good environmental stewards.


(*pdf version of Example)

example worksheet


Reference Materials:

Please download (Save) these forms and software files to your local computer.

Manure Nutrient Excretion Estimator. MS Word version (1 page, 71KB) This is a paper worksheet for estimating manure nutrient excretion of livestock and poultry.


Nutrient Inventory Spreadsheet. This electronic spreadsheet file estimates for an animal feeding operation 1) the amount of N, P, and total quantity of manure excreted by animal feeding, 2) the quantity of available nutrients after storage and land application losses, and 3) the land requirement for utilizing remaining nutrients at an agronomic rate.

Software Link:  Nutrient Inventory *xls
Instructions Link: Manure Nutrient and Land Requirement Estimator
Informational Video: Integrating the New ASABE Manure Standard into Nutrient Planning*wmv

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* NOTE on using various file types:
   –¢ PDF files: To read these files, you will need the current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
   –¢ MS Word files: version 2000 or newer
   –¢ MS Excel (.xls) files: version 2003 or newer
   –¢ Video: Windows Media Video Real Player


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