A new University of Minnesota publication, The “Other Fertilizer” The Economic Value of Swine Finishing Manure, is designed to help pork producers calculate the value of manure as a fertilizer replacement. The publication features a spreadsheet tool for determining manure’s nutrient value. It also offers information on maximizing manure utilization, features data showing the economic response from using manure, and includes observations regarding the influence of dry matter on manure’s nutrient value.
Publication authors collected three years worth of data from Minnesota swine farms.

For ordering information, contact the Minnesota Pork Board office at 800-537-7675 or email mnpork@mnpork.com. Please include a mailing address and the title of the publication when making a request. The publication can be downloaded as a PDF from the Minnesota Pork Board web site.