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RABBIT MANURE FERTILIZER VALUES

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RABBIT MANURE COMPOSITION OF N-P-K VALUES

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http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reader/4893#Appendix 2
Appendix 2
Rabbit manure composition
In Table 3, manure includes both liquid and solid wastes.

Table 3. Intensive livestock relative manure and nutrient loads
Animal Manure
(kg/animal/day)
Manure relative to one sow and progeny N
(kg/animal/day)
P
(kg/animal/day)
1 breeding doe and progeny
(av. 23 kg)

1.53

18.6

0.0195

0.009

1 breeding sow and progeny to finishing stage
(av. 496 kg)

28.46

1

0.217

0.073

1 beef steer
(av. 568 kg)

34.09

0.83

0.195

0.062

Figures calculated from Kruger (unpublished) and Lebas et al. (1986).

The composition of the waste produced varies with the type and age of the rabbit, and particularly with the diet. The figures in Table 4 from Lebas et al. (1986) provide some guide for developing nutrient budgets.

Table 4. Quantities and composition of excrement produced by rabbits
Origin Weight per day (g) Content of fresh product (%)
Nitrogen P2O5
Faeces:
Fattening young40–501.5–1.72.0–5.0
Nursing doe150–2001.2–1.55.0–7.0
Resting adult70–801.2–1.52.0–4.0
Urine:
Fattening young80–1101.0–1.30.05
Nursing doe250–3001.0–1.3>0.02
Resting adult1001.0–1.30.08

In terms of volume of solid waste, on an annual basis, American literature suggests that a doe and her 30–40 kittens will create a combined total of 0.2–0.25 cubic metres of manure annually. This figure relates to a commercial situation where kittens are removed at approximately 12 weeks of age.


http://store.yahoo.com/cooksgarden/manure.html
Nutrient Chart
The accompanying chart lists the N-P-K levels of a number of manures. Fresh manure can be spread and turned under immediately so their nutrients are caught in the soil rather than being lost to the air while the pile waits for other materials to arrive; just don't plant crops for at least a month so the manure has a chance to break down. They can also be used to fortify a compost pile.

NUTRIENT COMPOSITION OF COMMON MATERIALS
MaterialNitrogen % Phosphorus %Potassium %Comments
Chicken Manure (fresh) 1.6 1.5 0.9 Compost, or delay planting at least 3 wks.
Cow Manure (fresh) 0.3 0.2 0.1Compost, or delay planting at least 3 wks.
Horse Manure (fresh) 0.7 0.3 0.6 Compost, or delay planting at least 3 wks.
Pig Manure (fresh) 0.5 0.3 0.5 Compost, or delay planting at least 3 wks.
Rabbit Manure (fresh) 2.4 1.4 0.6 Compost, or delay planting at least 3 wks.
Sheep Manure (fresh) 0.7 0.3 0.9Compost, or delay planting at least 3 wks.
Worm Castings 0.5 0.5 0.3 High in organic matter. Already Composted



http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07611.html

Table 2: Approximate composition of organic fertilizers.*
Fertilizer Percent composition
NP2O5 K2O
Cow manure0.5-2.00.2-0.90.5-1.5
Horse manure0.5-2.50.3-2.50.5-3.0
Sheep manure1.0-4.01.0-2.51.0-3.0
Rabbit manure, dry2.31.40.8
Poultry manure1.1-6.00.5-4.00.5-3.0
Dried blood12.0-14.50.4-1.50.6
Hog manure0.3-0.50.2-0.40.4-0.5
*Actual percent composition depends upon moisture content, bedding and/or litter materials.



http://www.geocities.com/nonamuss/organic_npk.html
NPK charts - organic fertilizers and soil amendments

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NPK charts - organic fertilizers and soil amendments
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Manures

sourceNPKcomments
Rabbit manure2.41.40.6Most concentrated of animal manures in fresh form.
Cow manure (dairy)0.60.20.5Often contains weed seeds, should be hot composted.
Steer manure0.70.30.4Often contains weed seeds, should be hot composted if fresh.
Chicken manure1.10.80.5Fast acting, breaks down quickest of all manures.
Use carefully, may burn. Also, stinks like hell - composting definitely recommended.
Horse manure0.70.30.6Medium breakdown time.
Duck manure0.61.40.5.
Sheep manure0.70.30.9.
Worm castings0.50.50.350% organic material plus 11 trace minerals. Great for seedlings, will not burn.
Is a form of compost, so doesn't need composting.


Note: it is recommended to first compost any fresh manure before you use it for 2 reasons:
1) to lessen the chance of harmful pathogens.
2) to break down the manure to make it more usable to the plant (and reduce the smell!)
The rates for pig or human manure are not listed because of the high rate of harmful pathogens they contain.


http://www.attra.org/attra-pub/manures.html
Table 1: Approximate NPK Values of Various Animal Manures *
animal% nitrogen % phosphoric acid % potash
Dairy cow 0.57 0.23 0.62
Beef steer 0.73 0.48 0.55
Horse 0.70 0.25 0.77
Swine 0.49 0.34 0.47
Sheep/goat 1.44 0.5 1.21
Rabbit 2.40 1.40 0.60
Chicken 1.00 0.80 0.39
* Adapted from: Anon. 1998. Fertilizer values of some manures. Countryside & Small Stock Journal. September-October. p. 75


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Table 1.
Nutrient value of some organic fertilizer materials

Organic material

N

P2O5

K2O

Blood, dried

13.0

2.0

1.0

Bone meal, raw

3.0

22.0

--

Bone meal, steamed

1.0

15.0

--

Compost

1.5 - 3.5

0.5 - 1.0

1.0 - 2.0

Manure, dairy

0.6 - 2.1

0.7 - 1.1

2.4 - 3.6

Manure, duck

0.6

1.4

0.5

Manure, feedlot

1.0 - 2.5

0.9 - 1.6

2.4 - 3.6

Manure, horse

1.7 - 3.0

0.7 - 1.2

1.2 - 2.2

Manure, poultry

2.0 - 4.5

4.5 - 6.0

2.1 - 2.4

Manure, rabbit

2.4

1.4

0.6

Manure, sheep

3.0 - 4.0

1.2 - 1.6

3.0 - 4.0

Manure, swine

3.0 - 4.0

0.4 - 0.6

0.5 - 1.0


http://www.fao.org/docrep/x5082e/X5082E0f.htm

Table 50.-Average composition of excrement ender wire-mesh cages of rabbits receiving balanced concentrate feed

Breakdown of crude productFrom Varenne et al., 1963From Franchet, 1979
Percent
Dry matter40-5024-28
Total minerals14- 185-11
Nitrogen0.8-2.00.7-1.0
P2O51.0-3.70.9- 1.8
K2O0.2-1.30.5-1 0
CaO0 9-3 40.4-2.0
pH7.2-9.78.1-8.8


http://www.soilandhealth.org/03sovereigntylibrary/0302%20homestedlibrary/030202/03020202.html

C/N of Compostable Materials

±6:1

±12:1

±25:1

±50:1

±100:1

     
Bone MealVegetablesSummer grasscornstalks (dry)Sawdust
Meat scrapsGarden weedsSeaweedStraw (grain)Paper
Fish wasteAlfalfa hayLegume hullsHay (low quality)Tree bark
Rabbit manureHorse manureFruit waste Bagasse
Chicken manureSewage sludgeHay (top quality) Grain chaff
Pig manureSilage  Corn cobs
Seed mealCow manure  Cotton mill waste

The lists in this table of carbon/nitrogen ratios are broken out as general ranges of C/N. It has long been an unintelligent practice of garden-level books to state "precise" C/N ratios for materials. One substance will be "23:1" while another will be "25:1." Such pseudoscience is not only inaccurate but it leads readers into similar misunderstandings about other such lists, like nitrogen contents, or composition breakdowns of organic manures, or other organic soil amendments.


http://res2.agr.ca/initiatives/manurenet/en/facts.html

[WEBSITE AUTHOR'S COMMENT: There appears to be a discrepency in the data table for rabbit manure. Most scientists find that the manures of an animal reflect the diet of the animal. In that case, Canadian rabbits eat a far lower grade food than others as their manures in this table are 10 times lower in fertilizer value. Possibly there is a misplaced decimal point, giving a figure 10 times lower than the correct one?]

APPENDIX A-1: Manure Nutrient Content for Various Livestock Species*
*Based on averages form a variety of sources. Actual farm values may vary greatly.

Type of Livestock

Moisture
%

Total
N%

Total N

Available N

Crop N

P2O5

K2O

lbs/
ton

kg/
tonne

lbs/
ton

kg/
tonne

lbs/
ton

kg/
tonne

lbs
/ton

kg/
tonne

lbs/
ton

kg/
tonne

Rabbit

 

 

0.5

10

5.1

4.2

2.1

4.6

2.4

24

12

10

5.1

Beef

Open Lot

50

0.9

17

8.7

4.4

2.2

5.1

26

11

5.6

16

8.2

Paved

65

0.7

13

6.6

5

2.6

4.4

2.3

4

2

9

4.6

Closed

92

0.5

9

4.6

3.9

2

3.3

1.7

4

2

10

5.1

Dairy

Free Stall

92

0.5

9

4.6

4.1

2.1

3.7

1.9

4

2

10

5.1

Tie Stall

80

0.6

11

5.6

4.6

2.3

4.2

2.1

4

2

10

5.1

Hogs

Farrow-finish

96

0.4

7

3.6

3.2

1.6

3

1.5

5

2.6

4

2

Farrow-wean

96

0.4

7

3.6

3.2

1.6

3

1.5

5

2.6

4

2

Feeder

96

0.4

7

3.6

3.2

1.6

3

1.5

5

2.6

4

2

Poultry

Layers (solid)

60

1.6

32

16

25

13

22

11

56

29

20

10

Layers (liquid)

90

1

19

9.8

15

7.5

13

6.6

34

17

12

6.1

Broilers

35

1.9

37

19

25

13

21

11

30

15

20

10

Breeders

35

2

39

20

26

13

23

12

60

31

20

10

Turkey

Hens

35

1.9

37

19

25

13

21

11

30

15

20

10

Toms

35

1.9

37

19

25

13

21

11

30

15

20

10

Broilers

35

1.9

37

19

25

13

21

11

30

15

20

10

Horse

 

 

0.6

12

6.1

6

3.1

5.7

2.9

6

3.1

12

6.1

Lambs

50

0.7

14

7.1

5.6

2.9

5.3

2.7

9

4.6

25

13


http://www.ces.uga.edu/Agriculture/horticulture/TT-spring99.html
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Table 1 shows the typical composition of some organic fertilizers. There is much variation between samples of these materials, so regard the numbers as guidelines. This is especially true of animal manures. Manure nutrient content will vary according to factors such as the feed used, percentage and type of litter or bedding, moisture content, age, and degree of decomposition. With the commercially prepared, bagged manure, some nitrogen content is lost in the drying process.

Table 1. - Nutrient value of some organic fertilizer materials

Organic material

N

P2O5

K2O

Blood, dried

13.0

2.01.0
Bone meal, raw

3.0

22.0--
Bone meal, steamed

1.0

15.0--
Compost1.5 - 3.50.5 - 1.01.0 - 2.0
Fish meal (dry)10.06.0--
Fish scrap (dry)3.5 - 12.01.0 - 12.00.08 - 1.6
Manure, dairy0.6 - 2.10.7 - 1.12.4 - 3.6
Manure, duck0.61.40.5
Manure, feedlot1.0 - 2.50.9 - 1.62.4 - 3.6
Manure, horse1.7 - 3.00.7 - 1.21.2 - 2.2
Manure, poultry2.0 - 4.54.5 - 6.02.1 - 2.4
Manure, rabbit2.41.40.6
Manure, sheep3.0 - 4.01.2 - 1.63.0 - 4.0
Manure, swine3.0 - 4.00.4 - 0.60.5 - 1.0


http://www.agnr.umd.edu/users/wicomico/rabbithous.htm
Manure
As with other livestock operations, a good manure handling system is required. Leaving solid waste in the building for too long can cause disease, odor and pest problems. Improper disposal of rabbit manure may violate county or state ordinances.

Most of the waste in a rabbit operation falls through the wire floor of the cage and accumulates under it or collects in a metal or plastic drop pan. It can be removed by hand or using a mechanically operated scraper. It may be economically feasible to collect and sell rabbit manure as a fertilizer to homeowners and small gardeners. The manure from rabbits makes excellent compost, rich in organic matter and nutrients. The composition from rabbit manure varies but is approximately 1.3% N, 0.9%P, and 1.0% K. It is drier than poultry manure.

Fifteen does and 2 bucks and their litters will produce approximately 1 ton of manure. A doe and her litter will produce approximately 0.025 cubic feet per day, exclusive of any bedding or wash water. Another method of estimating manure production is to multiply the amount of feed consumed by the rabbits by 1.5 to 2 to obtain the total dry matter produced.



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