Nicholson, F.; Chambers, B.; Lord, E.; Bessey, R. ; Misselbrook, T.

Estimates of manure volumes by livestock type and land use for England and Wales

Estimates of annual volumes of manure produced by six broad farm livestock types for England and Wales at 10 km resolution, modelled with MANURES-GIS [1].

The farm livestock classes are: dairy cattle; beef cattle; pigs; sheep and other livestock; laying hens; broilers and other poultry. The quantities produced by each type are subsequently apportioned into managed and field-deposited manure. The managed manure sources are categorised as beef farmyard manure, beef slurry, dairy farmyard manure, dairy slurry, broiler litter, layer manure, pig farmyard manure, pig slurry and sheep farmyard manure. The destinations are recorded as grass, winter arable, spring arable and direct excreta when grazing. For each 10 km square, the quantity of manure going from each source to each destination is estimated. The values specify amount of excreta, in kilograms for solid manure and in litres for liquid manure.

[1] ADAS (2008) The National Inventory and Map of Livestock Manure Loadings to Agricultural Land: MANURES-GIS. Final Report for Defra Project WQ0103

Publication date: 2016-03-17

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Format of the dataset : Shapefile

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Nicholson, F.; Chambers, B.; Lord, E.; Bessey, R. ; Misselbrook, T. (2016). Estimates of manure volumes by livestock type and land use for England and Wales. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/517717f7-d044-42cf-a332-a257e0e80b5c

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2010-01-01    to    2010-12-31

Provenance & quality

Results are derived from the MANURES-GIS model (Defra WQ0103) developed by ADAS [1].

MANURES-GIS creates a conceptual framework of manure/excreta flow pathways, using Node and Link tree diagrams, similar to the National Ammonia Reduction Strategy Evaluation System (NARSES) model [2]. The framework is divided into six broad livestock classes (dairy cattle; beef cattle; pigs; sheep and other livestock; laying hens; broilers and other poultry). Each livestock class is further divided into stages representing: excretion, housing, grazing, hardstandings, storage, export and land spreading. These stages are then further subdivided, for example, housing may be on a slurry or solid manure based system, slurry storage may be in a lagoon or above-ground tank etc. At each stage, alterations to the composition of the manure may occur through loss processes (e.g. ammonia or methane emissions), gains (e.g. straw added during housing) or transformations (e.g. immobilisation of ammonium-N during farmyard manure storage).
The livestock and cropping data used to parametrise MANURES-GIS are sourced from the 2010 June Survey from Defra and the Welsh Government.

[1] ADAS (2008) The National Inventory and Map of Livestock Manure Loadings to Agricultural Land: MANURES-GIS. Final Report for Defra Project WQ0103
[2] Webb, J. and Misselbrook, T. (2004). A mass flow model of ammonia emissions from UK livestock production. Atmospheric Environment, 38, 2163-2176

Correspondence/contact details

Richard Gooday
ADAS UK Ltd
Pendeford House, Pendeford Business Park, Wobaston Road, Pendeford
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV9 5AP
UK
Richard.Gooday@adas.co.uk

Authors

Nicholson, F.
ADAS UK Ltd
Chambers, B.
ADAS UK Ltd
Lord, E.
ADAS UK Ltd
Bessey, R.
ADAS UK Ltd
Misselbrook, T.
Rothamsted Research North Wyke

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Environment , Farming
INSPIRE Theme
Land Use
Keywords
Agricultural Practices Farm Geospatial / Map Modelling National Pollution