managing manure is rapidly becoming an integral facet of farm management.
A typical cow produces 120 lbs. (54 kg) of manure per day. A 100
cow herd will produce 2190 tons per year making manure management
a major farm enterprise. Environmental and water concerns will continue
to place greater emphasis on nutrient composition, storage, handling,
and time and place of spreading.
for its nutrient composition is required to effectively manage it.
Determining N, P, and K provides information regarding its fertilizer
value. Utilizing this information in conjunction with soil analyses
will facilitate the development of nutrient management plans in
accordance with state and federal regulations. This will lead to
the efficient and effective application of manure to fields where
it will provide the most value.
A Dairy One manure analysis provides the following
information to use as a basis for developing sound nutrient management
Total Nitrogen (N)
Phosphate Equivalent as P2O5
Potash Equivalent as K2O
Total solids (dry matter)
Results are reported as percentages, lbs./ton, and
A Dairy One manure analysis should be an integral
part of your farm management strategy. Manure kits are available
free of charge by contacting the lab. Refer to
Sampling Instructions to obtain a good sample.