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Animal Waste Report: MCPHERSON County, KS
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in MCPHERSON County
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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
    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 29,823 57,000 14,000,000 700,000 500,000 230,000
    Cattle 56,142 310,000 76,000,000 3,500,000 2,300,000 890,000
    Poultry 629 19 4,400 490 200 140
    Sheep 4,416 1,800 420,000 37,000 27,000 7,600
    Total Animal 91,010 370,000 90,000,000 4,300,000 2,900,000 1,100,000

    *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 MCPHERSON County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 35% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 1% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 50% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 2% 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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