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Animal Waste Report: ELLSWORTH County, KS
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in ELLSWORTH 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 2,531 4,800 1,200,000 59,000 42,000 20,000
    Cattle 33,972 200,000 50,000,000 2,400,000 1,400,000 620,000
    Poultry 473 24 5,700 620 150 230
    Sheep 1,036 410 100,000 8,700 6,300 1,800
    Total Animal 38,012 210,000 51,000,000 2,400,000 1,500,000 640,000

    *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 ELLSWORTH County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 64% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 6% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 81% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 8% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 10% 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 Kansas Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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