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Regulations 6 and 39

SCHEDULE 1Amount of manure, nitrogen and phosphate produced by grazing livestock and non-grazing livestock

Table 1

Grazing livestock

CategoryDaily manure produced by each animal (litres)Daily nitrogen produced by each animal (grams)Daily phosphate produced by each animal (grams)
(a)

Castrated male.

(b)

In the case of a ewe, this figure includes one or more suckled lambs until the lambs are aged six months.

Cattle
Calves (all categories except veal) up to 3 months:72312.7
Dairy cows—From 3 months and less than 13 months:209534
From 13 months up to first calf:4016769
After first calf and—annual milk yield more than 9000 litres:64315142
annual milk yield between 6000 and 9000 litres:53276121
annual milk yield less than 6000 litres:4221193
Beef cows or steers(a)From 3 months and less than 13 months:209133
From 13 months and less than 25 months:2613743
From 25 months—females or steers for slaughter:3213760
females for breeding—weighing 500kg or less:3216765
weighing more than 500kg:4522786
BullsNon-breeding, 3 months and over:2614824
Breeding—from 3 months and less than 25 months:2613743
from 25 months:2613260
Sheep
From 6 months up to 9 months old:1.85.50.76
From 9 months old to first lambing, first tupping or slaughter:1.83.92.1
After lambing or tupping(b)weight less than 60kg:3.3218.8
weight from 60kg:53310.0
Goats, deer and horses
Goats:3.54118.8
Deer—breeding:54217.6
other:3.53311.7
Horses:245856

Table 2

Non-grazing livestock

CategoryDaily manure produced by each animal (litres)Daily nitrogen produced by each animal (grams)Daily phosphate produced by each animal (grams)
(a)

Note: all figures for poultry include litter.

Cattle
Veal calves:72312.7
Poultry(a)
Chickens used for production of eggs for human consumption—less than 17 weeks:0.040.640.47
from 17 weeks (caged):0.121.131.0
from 17 weeks (not caged):0.121.51.1
Chickens raised for meat:0.061.060.72
Chickens raised for breeding—less than 25 weeks:0.040.860.78
from 25 weeks:0.122.021.5
Turkeys—male:0.163.743.1
female:0.122.832.3
Ducks:0.102.482.4
Ostriches:1.63.8318.5
Pigs
Weight from 7kg and less than 13kg:1.34.11.3
Weight from 13kg and less than 31kg:214.26.0
Weight from 31kg and less than 66kg—dry fed:3.72412.1
liquid fed:7.12412.1
Weight from 66kg and—intended for slaughter—dry fed:5.13317.9
liquid fed:103317.9
sows intended for breeding that have not yet had their first litter:5.63820
sows (including their litters up to a weight of 7kg per piglet) fed on a diet supplemented with synthetic amino acids:10.94437
sows (including their litters up to a weight of 7kg per piglet) fed on a diet without synthetic amino acids:10.94937
breeding boars from 66kg up to 150kg:5.13317.9
breeding boars, from 150kg:8.74828

Regulation 13

SCHEDULE 2Fruit Species

Botanical NameCommon Name
Cydonia oblongaQuince
Malus domesticaApple
Mespilus germanicaMedlar
Morus spp.Mulberry
Prunus armenaicaApricot
Prunus aviumSweet cherry
Prunus cerasusSour (cooking) cherry
Prunus ceraciferaCherry plum
Prunus domesticaPlum
Prunus domestica subsp. insititiaDamson, Bullace
Prunus persicaPeach
Prunus persica var. nectarinaNectarine
Prunus x gondouiniiDuke cherry
Prunus spinosaSloe
Pyrus communisPear
Pyrus pyrifoliaAsian pear

Regulations 17, 39 and 40

SCHEDULE 3Calculating nitrogen in organic manure

PART 1Standard table

Total amount of nitrogen in livestock manure

Manure other than slurryTotal nitrogen in each tonne (kg)
Manure other than slurry from—cattle:6
pigs:7
sheep:7
ducks:6.5
horses:7
goats:6
Manure from laying hens:19
Manure from turkeys or broiler chickens:30
SlurryTotal nitrogen in each cubic metre (kg)
Cattle:2.6
Pigs:3.6
Separated cattle slurry (liquid fraction)—strainer box:1.5
weeping wall:2
mechanical separator:3
Separated cattle slurry (solid fraction):4
Separated pig slurry (liquid fraction):3.6
Separated pig slurry (solid fraction):5
Dirty water:0.5

PART 2Sampling and analysis of organic manure

Slurry and other liquid and semi-liquid organic manure

1.—(1) In relation to slurry and other liquid and semi-liquid organic manure, at least five samples, each of 2 litres, must be taken.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), the five samples must be taken from a vessel, and—

(a)if reasonably practicable, the slurry must be thoroughly mixed before the samples are taken, and

(b)each sample must be taken from a different location.

(3) If a tanker used for spreading is fitted with a suitable valve, the samples may be taken while spreading, and each sample must be taken at intervals during the spreading.

(4) Whether taken as described in sub-paragraph (2) or (3), the five samples must be poured into a larger container, stirred thoroughly and a 2 litre sample must be taken from that container and poured into a smaller clean container.

(5) The 2 litre sample produced in accordance with sub-paragraph (4) must then be sent for analysis.

Solid manures

2.—(1) In relation to solid manures, the samples must be taken from a manure heap.

(2) At least ten samples of 1kg each must be taken, each from a different location in a heap.

(3) Each sub-sample must be taken at least 0.5 metres from the surface of the heap.

(4) If samples are being collected to calculate compliance with the whole farm limit for pigs and poultry, four samples for analysis must be taken in a calendar year (one taken in each quarter) from manure heaps not more than twelve months old.

(5) The sub-samples must be placed on a clean, dry tray or sheet.

(6) Any lumps must be broken up and the sub-samples must be thoroughly mixed together.

(7) A representative sample of at least 2kg must then be sent for analysis.

Regulations 28 and 30

SCHEDULE 4Permitted crops for the closed period

CropMaximum nitrogen rate (kg/hectare)
(a)

Nitrogen must not be spread on these crops after 31 October.

(b)

An additional 50kg of nitrogen per hectare may be spread every four weeks during the closed period up to the date of harvest.

(c)

A maximum of 40kg of nitrogen per hectare may be spread at any one time.

Oilseed rape, winter(a)30
Asparagus50
Brassica(b)100
Grass(a) (c)80
Over-wintered salad onions40
Parsley40
Bulb onions40

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