Nitrogen excretion in livestock manure increased slightly in 2020 compared to the previous year by just 1.0 percent, reaching 494 million kg, a value below the nitrogen ceiling that the European Union has set for the Dutch livestock population. Phosphate excretion was 151 million kg, 2.8 percent less than in 2019 and well below the ceiling according to Statistics Netherlands data, based on preliminary figures.
Nitrogen excretion from the pig sector, which amounted to 90.9 million kg, decreased in 2020 compared to the previous year by 2.8 million kg; and phosphate excretion, which amounted to 35.7 million kg, decreased by 1.1 million kg. Both decreases are related to the reduction in the number of finishing pigs (over 3 percent) and the number of breeding animals (over 1 percent). Nitrogen and phosphate production from the swine sector have been below production ceilings of 99.1 million kg of nitrogen and 39.7 million kg of phosphate since 2016.
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