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The Agriculture (Calculation of Value for Compensation) Regulations 1978

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II.  Bulky organic manures brought on to the holding:

Subject to sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) below, the values of bulky organic manures brought on and applied to the holding shall be in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraphs (1) and (2) below:—

(1) Farmyard manure:

(a)Where no payment was made for the manure and—

(i)no crop has been taken from the land since the manure was applied, the value shall be the cost of delivery and application;

(ii)one crop or more has been taken from the land since the manure was applied, the value shall be, after the first growing season, one-half,

TABLE 3
Unit Value of Potash (K2O) in one per cent of a tonne of fertiliser
After
Type of crops to which fertiliser applied
ONETWOTHREE
growing seasons
ppp
1. Applied to arable crops (except forage crops) and all root crops where tops are left on the land, except potatoes (see also 4 below)6633nil
2. Applied to leys, permanent grassland or forage crops which are grazed or the product cut and fed on the holding6633nil
3. Applied to leys and permanent grassland the product of which is cut and removed from the holdingnilnilnil
4. Applied to roots (including potatoes) and forage crops which are removed from the holdingnilnilnil

and after the second growing season, one-quarter, of the cost of delivery and application, and thereafter, nil;

(b)Where payment was made for the manure and—

(i)no crop has been taken from the land since the manure was applied, the value shall be the cost of the manure as applied to the land (including the cost of delivery and application);

(ii)one crop or more has been taken from the land since the manure was applied, the value shall be, after the first growing season, one-half, and after the second growing season, one-quarter, of the said cost, and thereafter, nil:

Provided that the value of any type of manure specified in Table 4 below shall not exceed the value specified in relation to that type in the appropriate circumstances set out in that Table.

TABLE 4
Value per tonne of purchased farmyard manure
Type of manureNo crop offAfter one growing seasonAfter two growing seasonsAfter three growing seasons
pppp
Cattle (FYM)430215108nil
Horse (stable manure)490245123nil
Pig (FYM)475238119nil
Poultry (deep litter)980490245nil
Poultry (broiler manure)1,165583291nil

(2) Slurry:

Where manure is brought on and applied to the land in the form of slurry, the value shall be the reasonable cost of cartage (if any) and application.

(3) No compensation shall be payable under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) above in respect of the excess (if any) of the rates of application set out in the second column below in relation to the type of bulky organic manure specified in the first column below:—

Bulky Organic Manure
(1)(2)
Type applied Application per hectare per annum
Cattle, horse or pig manure50 tonnes
Deep litter poultry manure18 tonnes
Broiler poultry manure12.5 tonnes

(4) No value shall be given to, and no compensation shall be payable in respect of, any purchased manure applied to land during the last year of the tenancy after the last crop was removed from that land unless such application was made at the written request, or with the written consent, of the landlord.

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