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Animal Waste Report: HILLSDALE County, MI
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in HILLSDALE County
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    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 36,181 69,000 17,000,000 850,000 600,000 280,000
    Cattle 21,633 210,000 52,000,000 2,300,000 900,000 510,000
    Poultry 835 33 7,800 870 390 280
    Sheep 1,503 600 140,000 13,000 9,200 2,600
    Total Animal 60,152 280,000 68,000,000 3,100,000 1,500,000 800,000

    *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 HILLSDALE County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 16% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 10% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 99% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 27% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 13% 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 Michigan State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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