Cost curves for ammonia mitigation measures in German livestock systems

The research work reported here is aiming at a consinstent cost calculation model for livestock farming in Germany, which can be used for the exante and expost calcuation of ammonia mitigation costs.

By analyzing existing investment datasets for livestock buildings of the past two decades and own surveys ammonia a data reprocessing procedure shall provide ammonia mitigation cost curves for various animal categories. Application of the model results in ammonia mitigation costs for German finishing pig stock between €5.9 and €10.5 million for covering manure storages with plastic foil, between €10.4 and €30.3 million for tent roofs and between €10.2 and €17.4 million for concrete covers.