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.