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Animal Waste Report: HAMILTON County, KS
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in HAMILTON County
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    Total animal waste:
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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

    Phosphorus available from animal waste produced in HAMILTON 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 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Cattle 88,012 980,000 240,000,000 11,000,000 3,700,000 2,500,000
    Poultry 191 10 2,300 250 62 92
    Sheep 123 49 12,000 1,000 750 210
    Total Animal 88,326 980,000 240,000,000 11,000,000 3,700,000 2,500,000

    *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 HAMILTON County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Cattle Increased by 301% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 33% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 298% 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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