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Animal Waste Report: HERTFORD County, NC
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  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in HERTFORD County
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    Total animal waste:
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    Cattle waste:
    Poultry waste:
    Sheep waste:
    Nitrogen in waste:
    Nitrogen lost to atmosphere:
    Phosphorus in waste:

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  • 1997 Animal Waste Summary

    Phosphorus available from animal waste produced in HERTFORD county exceeds the typical nutrient uptake and removal potential of crops in this county.
    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 72,281 140,000 33,000,000 1,700,000 1,200,000 560,000
    Cattle 704 2,800 680,000 33,000 18,000 8,700
    Poultry 1,702,800 51,000 12,000,000 1,300,000 550,000 370,000
    Sheep 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total Animal 1,775,785 190,000 46,000,000 3,000,000 1,800,000 940,000

    *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 HERTFORD County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 608% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 60% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 75% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 244% from 1987 to 1997
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  • Links

    Visit Hog Watch - the source for information on industrial hog farming in North Carolina.

    Visit Hog Lagoons: Pitting Pork Wast Against Public Health and Environment

    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 North Carolina Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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