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Animal Waste Report: FORD County, KS
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in FORD County
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    Total animal waste:
    Hog waste:
    Cattle waste:
    Poultry waste:
    Sheep waste:
    Nitrogen in waste:
    Nitrogen lost to atmosphere:
    Phosphorus in waste:

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  • 1997 Animal Waste Summary

    Phosphorus available from animal waste produced in FORD county exceeds the typical nutrient uptake and removal potential of crops in this county.
    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 1,988 3,800 920,000 46,000 33,000 15,000
    Cattle 183,514 740,000 180,000,000 8,300,000 7,600,000 2,000,000
    Poultry 547 26 6,200 670 210 240
    Sheep 450 180 43,000 3,800 2,800 770
    Total Animal 186,499 750,000 180,000,000 8,300,000 7,700,000 2,100,000

    *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 FORD County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 60% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 24% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 38% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 17% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 23% 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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