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

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

Periods Manure production Manure production, total (mld kg) Mineral excretion Nitrogen excretion (N) Nitrogen excretion, total (mln kg) Mineral excretion Nitrogen excretion (N) Cattle (mln kg) Mineral excretion Nitrogen excretion (N) Pigs (mln kg) Mineral excretion Nitrogen excretion (N) Poultry (mln kg) Mineral excretion Nitrogen excretion (N) Other livestock categories (mln kg) Mineral excretion Phosphate excretion (P2O5) Phosphate excretion, total (mln kg) Mineral excretion Phosphate excretion (P2O5) Cattle (mln kg) Mineral excretion Phosphate excretion (P2O5) Pigs (mln kg) Mineral excretion Phosphate excretion (P2O5) Poultry (mln kg) Mineral excretion Phosphate 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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Table description


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.

This table will be continued by the table: Livestock manure; production, transport and use; key figures

Description topics

Manure production
Manure production is defined as the amount of manure present in animal housing and in storages outside housing after a few months of storage. It includes feed residuals, cleaning water and spilled drinking water. For cattle, sheep, horses and ponies it includes also the amount of manure produced during grazing.
Manure production, total
Mineral excretion
Excretion of nitrogen and phosphate.
Nitrogen excretion (N)
Nitrogen excretion consists of the excreted amount of nitrogen (N-total) without deduction of gaseous losses of NH3, NO, N2O and N2.
Nitrogen excretion, total
Cattle
Pigs
Poultry
Nitroge excretion from laying hens, broilers, ducks (including parent animals) and turkeys.
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Excretion from other poultry such as geese, guinea fowl etc. is not included.
Other livestock categories
Nitrogen excretion from horses, ponies, sheep, goats, rabbits and fur bearing animals.
Phosphate excretion (P2O5)
Excretion of phosphate (P2O5).
Phosphate excretion, total
Cattle
Pigs
Poultry
Phosphate excretion from laying hens, broilers, ducks (including parent animals) and turkeys.
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Excretion from other poultry such as geese, guinea fowl etc. is not included.
Other livestock categories
Phosphate excretion from horses, ponies, sheep, goats, rabbits and fur bearing animals.