Pig manure can be an excellent source of plant nutrients including Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K), according to Teagasc.

It goes on to say that it can be used to replace much of the chemical fertiliser required to fertilise grassland and crops and produce very substantial reductions in fertiliser costs.

It highlights that the use of organic manures such as pig manure not alone makes good economic sense for the farmer but also is environmentally sensible in that the demand for the manufacture of chemical fertiliser will be reduced accordingly. Chemical fertiliser manufacture and transport creates significant demands on the increasingly scarce global energy supplies.

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