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Animal Waste Report: BEN HILL County, GA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in BEN HILL County
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    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 1,047 2,000 480,000 24,000 18,000 8,200
    Cattle 4,286 48,000 11,000,000 510,000 180,000 120,000
    Poultry 277,000 8,300 2,000,000 210,000 90,000 60,000
    Sheep 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total Animal 282,333 58,000 14,000,000 750,000 290,000 190,000

    *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 BEN HILL County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 73% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 30% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 162841% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 23% 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 ELI Almanac of Enforceable Georgia State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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