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Animal Waste Report: WASHINGTON County, KS
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in WASHINGTON 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 111,825 210,000 52,000,000 2,600,000 1,900,000 870,000
    Cattle 61,739 360,000 88,000,000 4,100,000 2,600,000 1,100,000
    Poultry 1,374 64 15,000 1,700 450 600
    Sheep 579 230 56,000 4,900 3,500 1,000
    Total Animal 175,517 570,000 140,000,000 6,700,000 4,400,000 1,900,000

    *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 WASHINGTON County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 20% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 4% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 74% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 81% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 10% 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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