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Animal Waste Report: KEARNY County, KS
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in KEARNY 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 KEARNY 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 1,306 2,500 600,000 31,000 22,000 10,000
    Cattle 106,275 1,200,000 280,000,000 13,000,000 4,400,000 3,000,000
    Poultry 657 33 8,000 870 230 320
    Sheep 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total Animal 108,238 1,200,000 290,000,000 13,000,000 4,400,000 3,000,000

    *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 KEARNY County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 10% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 253% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 25% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 250% 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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