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Animal Waste Report: BENTON County, MN
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in BENTON County
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    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 29,030 55,000 13,000,000 680,000 490,000 230,000
    Cattle 36,711 390,000 93,000,000 4,100,000 1,500,000 920,000
    Poultry 937,691 28,000 6,600,000 730,000 300,000 200,000
    Sheep 515 210 49,000 4,300 3,200 890
    Total Animal 1,003,947 470,000 110,000,000 5,500,000 2,300,000 1,400,000

    *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 BENTON County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 2% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 12% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 52% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 25% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 15% 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 Minnesota Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

    See the ELI Almanac of Enforceable Minnesota State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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