Livestock and Forages

Solid Manure Spreader Calibration

Publication Date

Summer 8-19-2019

Publication Number

LGP 1016


Efficient utilization of animal manure requires both a manure nutrient analysis to determine the nutrient levels in the manure and application at the correct rate based on this information to provide the nutrients required by the crop. There are two commonly used methods of solid manure spreader calibration – the Container Method and the Sheet Method.

Publication Type


Target Audiences

farmers, agronomists