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Animal Waste Report: NESS County, KS
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in NESS County
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    Cattle waste:
    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 203 390 94,000 4,700 3,400 1,600
    Cattle 40,655 230,000 57,000,000 2,700,000 1,700,000 710,000
    Poultry 165 5 1,200 130 53 36
    Sheep 1,149 460 110,000 9,700 7,000 2,000
    Total Animal 42,172 240,000 57,000,000 2,700,000 1,700,000 710,000

    *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 NESS County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 89% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by less than 0.5% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 88% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 15% 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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