Can poultry manure be fed to cattle?
Rations of up to 60 parts of dried poultry waste to 40 parts grain have given favorable results when fed to feeder cattle. Ensiling appears to be a good method of utilizing wet cage layer manure. Ideal manure-silage should have a moisture content of 40%, temperature range of 65 to 90°F, and a pH of 3.9 to 4.0. One report indicates 60 parts manure to 40 parts forage is a good mixture. Commercial poultry growers have fed processed poultry litter to cattle for decades with no adverse effects.