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Animal Waste Report: PONDERA County, MT
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in PONDERA County
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    Nitrogen 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 17,500 33,000 8,100,000 410,000 290,000 140,000
    Cattle 27,790 200,000 48,000,000 2,300,000 1,200,000 600,000
    Poultry 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sheep 7,556 3,000 730,000 64,000 46,000 13,000
    Total Animal 52,846 230,000 57,000,000 2,800,000 1,500,000 750,000

    *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 PONDERA County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 120% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 13% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Increased by 12% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 20% 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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