Feed Management Planning as a Tool to Reduce Nutrient Excretion

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Why is Feed Management Important to Nutrient Planning?

Feed represents the largest import of nutrients to the farm, followed by commercial fertilizer. Feed management practices impact the amount of nutrients that are imported to the farm and excreted in manure. The excreted nutrients are subsequently available for volatile loss (nitrogen) to the atmosphere and potentially lost via surface runoff (nitrogen and phosphorus) or leached to ground water (nitrogen and phosphorus).

Nutrient management planning addresses the proper distribution of manure nutrients, …