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Table 3 Details of livestock categories and characteristic[21]used to calculate the nitrogen excretion rate per head (N ex (T) )

From: Exploration of ‘hot-spots’ of methane and nitrous oxide emission from the agriculture fields of Assam, India

Livestock characteristics Livestock category
Cattle Buffalo Sheep Goat
Wet dung excreted by cattle (kg per day) 8.335 10.380 1.430 0.625
Body weight (kg) 350 350 50 to 60 40
Urine ( litres per day) 12.960 6.810 0.950 0.498
Dry matter content(%) 18 18 32 32
Nitrogen content (oven-dry,%) 1 1 1.87 1.87