The additive reduces methane emissions and potentially increased feed efficiency.
On average, 1,000 gallons of milk contains 46 lb of nitrogen (N), 26 lb of P₂O₅ and 17 lb of K₂O.
Applying manure to snow-covered, frozen or saturated soils increases the risk of nutrient loss.
Levels are still less than half the Federal limit of 10 ppm.
The late harvest of 2019 paired with winter’s timely arrival means a lot of farmers did not get manure on fields before snow or frost.
Runoff rates of soil and nutrients in the corn interseeded with alfalfa are also substantially reduced.
With crops now off the field for the majority of the country, livestock producers are starting to face a different “crappy” situation. Full manure pits.