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Animal Waste Report: COSTILLA County, CO
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in COSTILLA 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cattle 12,099 77,000 19,000,000 890,000 500,000 240,000
    Poultry 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sheep 2,465 990 240,000 21,000 15,000 4,200
    Total Animal 14,564 78,000 19,000,000 910,000 520,000 240,000

    *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 COSTILLA County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Cattle Increased by 61% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 59% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 54% 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 Colorado Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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