Land-applying animal waste in an
intelligent manner requires knowing
the nutrient content of the waste.
Tables in various Extension and
National Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) publications list average
nutrient concentrations for various
types of animal manure.
However, because the nutrient content
of manure varies with livestock
type and age, ration fed, type of bed-.
ding, amount of water used, and
method of manure storage, the values
listed in these tables are sometimes
misleading and inappropriate.