The Nitrates Directive. An Introduction. REPS Course 2007. The Nitrates Directive:. Stocking Rate. Stocking Rate Limit. Stocking Rate Limit in the Regulations = 170 kg Organic Nitrogen per hectare (0.8 cows per hectare). Stocking Rate (continued).
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REPS Course 2007.
Slurry Storage Requirements
( In all cases an additional 200mm in depth must be provided as freeboard for agitation & to prevent overflow.)
4. Where grassland stocking rate on a farm does not exceed 140 kg Organic Nitrogen per hectare per year ( 0.66 cows per hectare) farmers can reduce their storage capacity by taking into account outwintering of stock and therefore do not have to provide storage for the following:
Dairy Washings, effluents & Soiled Water Capacity.
the slurry tank , it is classified as
Fertiliser Application Restrictions. continued)