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Animal Waste Report: SAN DIEGO County, CA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in SAN DIEGO County
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    Total animal waste:
    Hog waste:
    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 1,568 3,000 720,000 37,000 26,000 12,000
    Cattle 26,493 220,000 54,000,000 2,400,000 1,100,000 580,000
    Poultry 4,382,278 220,000 52,000,000 5,700,000 1,400,000 2,100,000
    Sheep 990 400 95,000 8,400 6,100 1,700
    Total Animal 4,411,329 440,000 110,000,000 8,100,000 2,600,000 2,700,000

    *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 SAN DIEGO County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 50% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 49% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 20% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 13% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 38% 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 California Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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