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Animal Waste Report: PENDER County, NC
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  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in PENDER County
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    Total animal waste:
    Hog waste:
    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 PENDER 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 269,766 510,000 120,000,000 6,300,000 4,500,000 2,100,000
    Cattle 1,834 20,000 4,900,000 220,000 76,000 51,000
    Poultry 702,980 52,000 12,000,000 1,400,000 710,000 540,000
    Sheep 116 46 11,000 980 710 200
    Total Animal 974,696 590,000 140,000,000 7,900,000 5,300,000 2,700,000

    *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 PENDER County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Increased by 1322% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 81% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 66% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 642% 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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