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Animal Waste Report: GUTHRIE County, IA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in GUTHRIE County
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    Nitrogen 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 81,536 150,000 38,000,000 1,900,000 1,400,000 640,000
    Cattle 36,996 220,000 54,000,000 2,600,000 1,500,000 660,000
    Poultry 602 18 4,200 470 200 130
    Sheep 924 370 89,000 7,800 5,700 1,600
    Total Animal 120,058 380,000 92,000,000 4,500,000 2,900,000 1,300,000

    *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 GUTHRIE County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 11% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 7% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 97% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 62% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 9% 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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