What Is Manure Worth Web Calculator

Livestock producers face uncertain markets and narrow margins

calculatorThis situation motivates growers to optimize production methods, utilizing all resources including manure. In addition, an increase in the price of commercial fertilizer experienced since 2009, has heightened interest in the use of manure for supplying crop nutrients and has significantly increased the value of manure as a nutrient source.…

Swine WFNB Tools


Whole Farm Nutrient Balance Calculator for Swine Farms

This tool is a Microsoft Excel based program that calculates the WFNB.

WFNB is a method for defining the overall nutrient use facility on a livestock facility including both the animal and cropping system. It encourages comparison of all nutrients entering and exiting a livestock farm with the goal of achieving a ratio of 1 lb input to 1 lb managed output.…

Animal Waste Management Software Training Video

Design of manure storage and treatment facilities requires an understanding of the operations involved in food animal production and engineering design principles. It also requires access to manure production data, climate data, as well as reporting and presentation software to put it all together.…

State Specific Manure Nutrient Management Information

Why is State Specific Nutrient Management Information Important?

State or regionally specific factors such as climate and soils impact the many manure nutrient management recommendations for application rates and best management practices (BMPs). In addition, state specific public policy may also establish minimum expectations and required practices.…

Estimating Manure Nutrient Excretion

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This fact sheet has been developed to support the implementation of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Feed Management 592 Practice Standard. The Feed Management 592 Practice Standard was adopted by NRCS in 2003 as another tool to assist with addressing resource concerns on livestock and poultry operations.…

Software and Web-Based Resources for Nutrient Management

Why Utilize Tools for Nutrient Planning?

The process of nutrient management planning can be complex and time consuming. Doing a good job requires:

  • collecting and organizing extensive information about a farm;
  • making a diverse series of decisions and calculations about crops, fertilizer and manure management; and
  • communicating the completed plan to a multiple audiences including the farmer.

Linking Feed Management to Whole Farm Nutrient Management

Nutrients in feed is the primary source of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium that is imported to livestock and poultry farms. This webcast highlights a decision aid tool that follows the nutrients in feed all the way to the land application of manure for crop production. This presentation was originally broadcast on October 17, 2014.…