Exports of Livestock Manure

Over 4,500 farms export livestock manure to remain compliant with stocking rate limits in the regulations.

Some additional measures to control the export of livestock manure were introduced by the GAP amendment regulations (SI 40 of 2020) however the practice of exporting livestock manure is one which needs a full assessment.

The Nitrates Expert Group review of the NAP in 2019 recommended the introduction of further measures for these holdings. Many of the submission responses from the first stage consultation also highlighted the unsustainable current practices related to manure movement, and the limited controls in place.

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