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Animal

kg per day

TS %

VS % of DM

Buffalo

14

16 to 20

77

Cow

10

16 to 21

77

Pig

5

25

80

100 hens

7.5

48

77

Human

0.2

15 to 20

90

Table 4. Properties of different dungs

TS is Total Solids or Dry Matter (DM); VS is Volatile Solids.

Local sources of dung should be tested to give more accurate results.

Properties of different feed materials can be obtained from the literature. There is a set of old data on animal dung published in the above books:

Table 5. Properties of other wastes found in literature

Different groups have published results for different waste streams. Local sources need to be tested to give accurate results.

Source

TS %

VS % of DM

Domestic Organic Wastes

41

64

Food Wastes

10

80