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Animal Waste Report: DE KALB County, IN
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in DE KALB County
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    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 18,355 35,000 8,500,000 430,000 310,000 140,000
    Cattle 8,762 85,000 20,000,000 900,000 360,000 200,000
    Poultry 497 25 6,000 650 160 240
    Sheep 584 230 56,000 4,900 3,600 1,000
    Total Animal 28,198 120,000 29,000,000 1,300,000 680,000 350,000

    *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 DE KALB County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 33% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 36% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 463% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 54% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 35% 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 Indiana Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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