How Much Manure Does Livestock Produce?

    How Much Manure Does Livestock Produce?

    (lbs/ day/ 1000-lb animal unit)

    Livestock Type Total Manure Nitrogen Phosphorus
    Beef 1 59.1 0.31  0.11
    Dairy 2 80.0  0.45  0.07
    Hogs and Pigs 3 63.1  0.42  0.16
    Chickens (layers) 60.5  0.83  0.31
    Chickens (broilers)  80.0  1.10  0.34
    Turkey  43.6  0.74  0.28

    1 High Forage diet
    2 Lactating Cow
    3 Grower

    Source: Natural Resource Conservation Service, Agricultural Waste Management Handbook (1992).