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Animal Waste Report: LIBERTY County, MT
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in LIBERTY 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 17,599 33,000 8,100,000 410,000 290,000 140,000
    Cattle 16,488 120,000 28,000,000 1,300,000 690,000 350,000
    Poultry 46,678 2,300 570,000 61,000 15,000 22,000
    Sheep 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total Animal 80,765 150,000 37,000,000 1,800,000 1,000,000 510,000

    *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 LIBERTY County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 51% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 3% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 12% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 11% 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 Montana Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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