Animal Science Department

 

Date of this Version

January 2008

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Published in 2008 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report. Copyright © 2007 The Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
Available online at http://beef.unl.edu/reports.shtml

Abstract

The percentage of feedlot feces and manure P that is water soluble was 41% (not accounting for additional soluble P from urine) and 24% respectively. The interaction of feces and urine with minerals and metals reduced the water solubility of P in feedlot manure relative to feces. Increasing dietary P level increased manure P concentration and water solubility of manure. Manure P from cattle fed feedlot diets containing 0.30% to 0.50% P was 28% water soluble P. The water solubility of P in feedlot feces and manure is an indicator of the potential for P runoff from feedlots and fields receiving manure.

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