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Animal Waste Report: POLK County, MN
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in POLK 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 6,418 12,000 3,000,000 150,000 110,000 50,000
    Cattle 26,586 210,000 50,000,000 2,300,000 1,100,000 560,000
    Poultry 322 11 2,600 290 130 86
    Sheep 1,120 450 110,000 9,500 6,900 1,900
    Total Animal 34,446 220,000 53,000,000 2,400,000 1,200,000 610,000

    *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 POLK County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 39% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 14% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 17% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 70% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 16% 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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