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Layer Hen Manure Analysis Report

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Layer Hen Manure Analysis Report

Poultry layer manure and litter composition data are essential for accurately determining sustainable application rates of manure to crops and pastures.This study collected some 20 samples of manure and litter from five different layer production systems from all major production regions in Australia.

Layer Hen Manure Analysis

Poultry layer manure and litter composition data are essential for accurately determining sustainable application rates of manure to crops and pastures. This study collected some 20 samples of manure and litter from five different layer production systems from all major production regions in Australia.  Compared to data previously reported for Australian layer manure and litter, there are several trends that can be observed which are likely to be the result of new management systems (belt manure removal) which produce manure with significantly shorter in-shed residence times compared to high rise sheds.

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