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Animal Waste Report: GREENE County, GA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in GREENE 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 GREENE 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 16 30 7,400 370 270 130
    Cattle 14,544 140,000 34,000,000 1,500,000 600,000 360,000
    Poultry 564,116 17,000 4,000,000 440,000 180,000 120,000
    Sheep 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total Animal 578,676 160,000 38,000,000 2,000,000 790,000 480,000

    *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 GREENE County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Cattle Decreased by 11% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 30% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 8% 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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