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Animal Waste Report: WATAUGA County, NC
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  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in WATAUGA 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
    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 40 9,700 490 350 160
    Cattle 11,186 63,000 15,000,000 720,000 470,000 190,000
    Poultry 358 18 4,300 470 120 170
    Sheep 207 83 20,000 1,700 1,300 360
    Total Animal 11,772 63,000 15,000,000 730,000 470,000 190,000

    *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 WATAUGA County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Cattle Increased by 5% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 34% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 9% 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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