Livestock manure; production, transport and use; key figures, 1950-2013


This table comprises information about livestock manure production and production of nitrogen and phosphate in manure. It also includes data on excreted nitrogen that evaporates as ammonia and other nitrogen compounds. The use of nitrogen and phosphate in agricultural holdings is calculated from the manure production and the difference between supply and removal of manure on agricultural holdings. The use of manure is related to the available spreading area based on fertilising standards. Developments in the production and use of animal manure can be compared with some key figures on livestock numbers and areas of arable land and grassland.

Data available from: 1950-2013.

Status of the figures:
- Figures up to and including 2012 are final figures.
- Figures for 2013 are provisional figures. Because this table is put to a stop, data wil not be made final.

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Livestock manure; production, transport and use; key figures, 1950-2013

Periods Manure productionManure production, total (mld kg) Mineral excretionNitrogen excretion (N)Nitrogen excretion, total (mln kg) Mineral excretionNitrogen excretion (N)Cattle (mln kg) Mineral excretionNitrogen excretion (N)Pigs (mln kg) Mineral excretionNitrogen excretion (N)Poultry (mln kg) Mineral excretionNitrogen excretion (N)Other livestock categories (mln kg) Mineral excretionPhosphate excretion (P2O5)Phosphate excretion, total (mln kg) Mineral excretionPhosphate excretion (P2O5)Cattle (mln kg) Mineral excretionPhosphate excretion (P2O5)Pigs (mln kg) Mineral excretionPhosphate excretion (P2O5)Poultry (mln kg) Mineral excretionPhosphate excretion (P2O5)Other livestock categories (mln kg)
1950 49.0 . . . . . 117.1 80.3 13.0 18.0 5.8
1960 60.7 . . . . . 143.4 100.2 19.0 19.0 5.2
1970 68.2 . . . . . 181.3 113.0 43.0 22.0 3.3
1980 85.6 565.1 380.6 119.0 52.8 12.8 231.6 122.7 73.3 32.1 3.6
1990 87.4 691.2 451.8 149.7 64.9 24.7 229.1 120.8 69.0 33.0 6.2
2000 75.6 549.1 339.2 120.6 62.6 26.6 190.9 102.1 48.2 32.1 8.5
2012 71.2 460.9 277.4 104.9 58.2 20.3 160.6 87.2 39.2 26.0 8.1
2013* 73.2 471.1 287.2 103.7 59.8 20.4 164.0 90.3 38.8 26.8 8.1
Source: CBS.
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