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Animal Waste Report: WASHINGTON County, IN
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in WASHINGTON County
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    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 17,299 33,000 8,000,000 400,000 290,000 130,000
    Cattle 30,138 210,000 50,000,000 2,300,000 1,300,000 580,000
    Poultry 607,725 41,000 9,800,000 1,100,000 530,000 420,000
    Sheep 510 200 49,000 4,300 3,100 880
    Total Animal 655,672 280,000 68,000,000 3,800,000 2,100,000 1,100,000

    *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 WASHINGTON County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 55% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 9% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 23% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 34% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 21% 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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