Table 1
Total nitrogen and phosphorus content of manure, by livestock type, 2006

  Nitrogen Phosphorus Nitrogen Phosphorus
tonnes percentage of total
Beef cows 399,515 108,104 36.4 35.7
Bulls 22,130 5,988 2.0 2.0
Calves 130,755 35,381 11.9 11.7
Goats 1,843 450 0.2 0.1
Heifers 128,819 34,857 11.7 11.5
Horses 22,290 5,275 2.0 1.7
Milk cows 120,667 26,513 11.0 8.7
Pigs 102,568 38,877 9.3 12.8
Poultry 61,080 18,991 5.6 6.3
Sheep 7,874 1,631 0.7 0.5
Steers 100,250 27,126 9.1 8.9
Total 1,097,790 303,194 100.0 100.0
Sources(s): Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, special tabulations, Census of Agriculture, Census Geographic Component Base, 2006.
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