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Waste Management

NPK Values in manures
By Countryside Journal
Oct 28, 2002, 10:11pm

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Table 1: Approximate NPK Values of Various Animal Manures *
animal % nitrogen % phosphoric acid % potash
Dairy cow 0.57 0.23 0.62
Beef steer 0.73 0.48 0.55
Horse 0.70 0.25 0.77
Swine 0.49 0.34 0.47
Sheep/goat 1.44 0.5 1.21
Rabbit 2.40 1.40 0.60
Chicken 1.00 0.80 0.39
* Adapted from: Anon. 1998. Fertilizer values of some manures. Countryside & Small Stock Journal. September-October. p. 75


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