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Animal Waste Report: WAPELLO County, IA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in WAPELLO 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 34,941 66,000 16,000,000 820,000 580,000 270,000
    Cattle 20,975 130,000 32,000,000 1,500,000 870,000 390,000
    Poultry 620 31 7,500 810 200 300
    Sheep 631 250 61,000 5,300 3,900 1,100
    Total Animal 57,167 200,000 48,000,000 2,300,000 1,500,000 660,000

    *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 WAPELLO County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 27% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 18% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 14% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 79% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 22% 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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