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Animal Waste Report: DUKES County, MA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in DUKES 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
    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 106 200 49,000 2,500 1,800 830
    Cattle 290 3,200 780,000 35,000 12,000 8,100
    Poultry 505 25 6,100 660 160 240
    Sheep 318 130 31,000 2,700 1,900 550
    Total Animal 1,219 3,600 860,000 41,000 16,000 9,700

    *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 DUKES County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 159% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 168% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 733% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 75% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 99% 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 ELI Almanac of Enforceable Massachusetts State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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