Manitoba Beef Producers solid cattle manure management project:

Nitrogen and non-nitrogen benefits of manure for crop production


Manitoba Beef Producers
Project Leader: Dr. Don Flaten, Dept. Soil Science, University of Manitoba Email:
Co-Investigators: Dr. Darshi Kumaragamage (U of M) Dr. Katherine Buckley (AAFC - Brandon)


This project is a partnership led by MCPA in co-operation with DFM, U of M, AAFC, MRAC, SDIF


  • to determine nitrogen and non-nitrogen benefits of manure as a fertilizer in crop production
  • to develop scientifically sound, locally relevant data to aid Manitoba cattle producers in management planning for using solid manure as fertilizer


This study takes place at 3 locations in Manitoba (near Brandon, Lake Francis and Argyle). Solid manure is compared with synthetic fertilizer on both annually and perennially cropped lands.

Download Final Report pdf here

Download Executive Summary here