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Animal Waste Report: HOWARD County, IA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in HOWARD County
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    Poultry waste:
    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 98,979 190,000 46,000,000 2,300,000 1,700,000 770,000
    Cattle 30,651 220,000 53,000,000 2,400,000 1,300,000 560,000
    Poultry 2,265 99 24,000 2,600 750 890
    Sheep 1,111 440 110,000 9,400 6,800 1,900
    Total Animal 133,006 410,000 99,000,000 4,700,000 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 HOWARD County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by less than 0.5% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 18% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 95% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 71% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 11% 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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