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Animal Waste Report: POLK County, AR
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in POLK County
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    Total animal waste:
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    Cattle waste:
    Poultry waste:
    Sheep waste:
    Nitrogen in waste:
    Nitrogen lost to atmosphere:
    Phosphorus in waste:

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  • 1997 Animal Waste Summary
    Animal Type Number of Head Amount of Waste (tons/yr) Volume of Waste (gallons/yr) Amount of Nitrogen in Waste(pounds/yr) Nitogen Lost to Atmosphere (pounds/yr) Amount of Phosphorous in Waste (pounds/yr)
    Hogs 47,764 91,000 22,000,000 1,100,000 800,000 370,000
    Cattle 37,701 240,000 59,000,000 2,800,000 1,600,000 740,000
    Poultry 6,440,999 200,000 48,000,000 5,300,000 2,100,000 1,500,000
    Sheep 277 110 27,000 2,300 1,700 480
    Total Animal 6,526,741 540,000 130,000,000 9,200,000 4,500,000 2,600,000

    *Note: County totals are compiled using 1997 Census of Agriculture data. Please see a discussion of the limitations of animal waste data for more details.
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  • Animal Waste Trends in POLK County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 240% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 30% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 9% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Increased by 26% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 34% from 1987 to 1997
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  • Links

    See EPA's Index of Watershed Indicators for this area (evaluates the current condition and vulnerability of aquatic resources.)

    See the Factory Farm Project report for this state.

    See the Arkansas Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

    See the ELI Almanac of Enforceable Arkansas State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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