Concerns about N Losses
Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient for crop and animal production. Protein/nitrogen sources as purchased feeds and fertilizers can represent significant input costs for dairy producers. If over fed or fertilized, N can be lost to groundwater, surface water and air. All of these reasons make efficient N management on dairy farm an important concern for producers and the public, alike.
The following section will address the range of concerns about N management on dairy farms, including:
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