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Animal Waste Report: WICHITA County, KS
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in WICHITA 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 WICHITA 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 2,248 4,300 1,000,000 53,000 38,000 18,000
    Cattle 130,248 1,500,000 350,000,000 16,000,000 5,400,000 3,600,000
    Poultry 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sheep 425 170 41,000 3,600 2,600 730
    Total Animal 132,921 1,500,000 350,000,000 16,000,000 5,500,000 3,600,000

    *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 WICHITA County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 40% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 291% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 52% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 288% 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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