Table 8. Density And Porosity Of Manure1, 2

Density
% MoistureLbs/buLbs/Cubic Yard% Air
Cattle
Beef807516207
Dairy847716703
Horse603678057
Pig757716705
Sheep6568148017
Poultry
Cage layer758117600
Broiler2047103047

1 See Chapter 6: Unprocessed Residues for the sources of data.

2 The values for the air content were calculated on the assumption that cage layer manure contains no air and that the density of the solids is the same for all manures.

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