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Animal Waste Report: SWIFT County, MN
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in SWIFT 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 23,789 45,000 11,000,000 560,000 400,000 190,000
    Cattle 18,196 130,000 32,000,000 1,400,000 760,000 340,000
    Poultry 403 12 2,800 310 130 87
    Sheep 356 140 34,000 3,000 2,200 610
    Total Animal 42,744 180,000 43,000,000 2,000,000 1,200,000 530,000

    *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 SWIFT County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 32% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 2% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 86% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 24% 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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