Livestock manure; production, transport and use, key figures

Dataset is not available.

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 or is removed as rinsing water from air scrubbers. The use of nitrogen and phosphate in agricultural holdings is calculated from the manure production and the difference between supply and removal of manure. The use of manure is related to the available spreading area based on fertilising standards.

Data available from: 1950.

Status of the figures:
Final figures;
New insights in calculation methodologies can lead to recalculation of the time series.

Changes as of 30 june 2023:
Final data on manure production in 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
In the first quarter of 2024 final data on manure transports and manure use in 2022 will be added.

Description topics

Nitrogen losses in housing and storages
Emissions of ammonia (NH3), nitrous oxide (N2O), nitrogen oxide (NO) and nitrogen gas (N2) expressed as nitrogen (N) from livestock buildings and manure storages, including nitrogen removal with effluent from air scrubbers.
Total nitrogen losses (N)
Ammonia emissions (N)
Emission of ammonia from livestock buildings and manure storages to ambient air, expressed as nitrogen (N).
Other gaseous nitrogen losses (N)
Gaseous losses of other nitrogen compounds (N2O, NO, N2), expressed as nitrogen (N).
Effluent air scrubbers (N)
Ammonia removed with effluent from air scrubbers, expressed as nitrogen (N).
Stored manure and manure during grazing
In case of manure (feces en urine) and phosphate equal to total excretion. In case of nitrogen (N), the amount of nitrogen excreted with subtraction of nitrogen losses in the form of ammonia (NH3) including removal with effluent from air scrubbers, nitrous oxide (N2O), nitrogen oxide (NO) en nitrogen gas (N2).