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Animal Waste Report: FRANKLIN County, GA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in FRANKLIN 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

    Nitrogen and phosphorus available from animal waste produced in FRANKLIN county exceeds the typical nutrient uptake and removal potential of crops in this county.
    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 35 67 16,000 820 590 270
    Cattle 23,160 150,000 37,000,000 1,700,000 960,000 450,000
    Poultry 9,999,047 330,000 78,000,000 8,600,000 3,200,000 2,600,000
    Sheep 124 50 12,000 1,000 760 210
    Total Animal 10,022,366 480,000 110,000,000 10,000,000 4,200,000 3,000,000

    *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 FRANKLIN County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 97% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 19% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 70% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 30% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 49% 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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