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Animal Waste Report: THAYER County, NE
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in THAYER 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 21,812 41,000 10,000,000 510,000 360,000 170,000
    Cattle 51,996 260,000 63,000,000 2,900,000 2,200,000 750,000
    Poultry 1,057 50 12,000 1,300 340 470
    Sheep 1,376 550 130,000 12,000 8,400 2,400
    Total Animal 76,241 300,000 73,000,000 3,500,000 2,500,000 920,000

    *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 THAYER County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 37% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 10% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 82% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 52% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by less than 0.5% 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 Nebraska Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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