Animial Unit (AU)?

 Animal Unit - A unit of measure used to compare differences in the production of animal manures that employs as a standard the amount of manure produced on a regular basis by a 1,000 pound slaughter steer or heifer. 

The following figures shall be used in determining animal unit numbers for Renville County:

 Dairy  1 calf (under 500 lbs.)  0.2 animal units
   1 heifer  0.7 animal units
   1 cow (under 1,000 lbs.)  1.0 animal units
   1 cow (over 1,000 lbs.)  1.4 animal units
 Beef  1 calf (under 500 lbs.)  0.2 animal units
   1 slaughter steer/heifer, stock cow, or bull  1.0 animal units
   1 cow/calf unit  1.2 animal units
   1 feeder steer/heifer  0.7 animal units
 Swine  Sow w/piglets under 14 days old  0.4 animal units
   Other swine under 55 lbs.  0.05 animal units
   Swine 55-300 lbs.  0.3 animal units
 Turkeys  1 turkey under 5 lbs.  0.005 animal units
   1 turkey over 5 lbs.  0.018 animal units
 Chickens  Pullets  0.002 animal units
   1 chicken under 5 lbs.  0.003 animal units
   1 chicken over 5 lbs.  0.005 animal units
 Horse  1 horse  1.0 animal units
 Sheep  1 sheep or lamb  0.1 animal units


For animal categories not listed in 1 through 7, the number of animal units shall be defined as the average weight of the animal divided by 1,000 pounds.