The description of "Composting of solid livestock manure or fibre fractions of liquid livestock manure" has been updated with additional literature references. Composting means a massive loss of 30-63% of carbon (C) in the form of carbon dioxide and methane greenhouse gases, a massive loss of nitrogen (N) of 37-60% via leaching and runoff and emissions of ammonia and laughing gas, and massive losses of phosphorus (P) of 23-39% via runoff and leaching. The fertilising value of compost is low and results in poor crop yields. The cost of composting is high. On the positive side is that the resulting material is less voluminous to transport and is a stable products being free of pathogens and weed seeds.