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Feed Management

Feed management can lead to a healthier herd and reduced feeds costs, while lowering air emissions and risk to water quality

Practice Code: 592
Reporting Unit: Number of Systems (No.) and Animal Units Affected (AU.)

Feed management is the practice of managing the quantity of available nutrients fed to livestock and poultry for their intended purpose.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Supply the quantity of available nutrients required by livestock and poultry for maintenance, production, and reproduction; while reducing the quantity of nutrients, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, excreted in manure by minimizing the over-feeding of these and other nutrients

  • Improve net farm income by feeding nutrients more efficiently

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Nutrient Management (590)

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