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Animal Waste Report: BUENA VISTA County, IA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in BUENA VISTA County
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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 298,220 570,000 140,000,000 7,000,000 5,000,000 2,300,000
    Cattle 22,926 110,000 27,000,000 1,300,000 950,000 320,000
    Poultry 1,093,481 94,000 22,000,000 2,500,000 1,200,000 990,000
    Sheep 3,162 1,300 300,000 27,000 19,000 5,400
    Total Animal 1,417,789 770,000 190,000,000 11,000,000 7,100,000 3,600,000

    *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 BUENA VISTA County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 41% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 21% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 39% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 49% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 26% 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 Iowa Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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