||Animal Manures as Feedstuffs: Nutrient Characteristics.
Martin, Jr., J. H. ;
Loehr, R. C. ;
Pilbeam, T. E. ;
||Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Agricultural wastes ;
Feeding stuffs ;
Animal nutrition ;
Economic factors ;
Waste disposal ;
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This study critically evaluates the potential value of animal manure as feedstuffs for livestock and poultry using information in the published literature. The paper provides an assessment of the nutrient and economic value of manures as a function of their composition when compared with conventional feedstuffs. Subsequent papers provide an assessment of the value of manures based upon animal performance in feeding trials. The information presented in this paper indicates that dried poultry waste (DPW), broiler litter, dairy cow manure and beef cattle manure are most comparable to forages, rather than to energy or protein feeds, when utilized as ruminant feedstuffs. When DPW is utilized as a feedstuff for laying hens it is best considered as a source of minerals and amino acids. (Copyright (c) Applied Science Publishers Ltd, England, 1983.)