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Animal Waste Report: BENSON County, ND
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in BENSON 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 1,062 2,000 490,000 25,000 18,000 8,300
    Cattle 32,522 200,000 50,000,000 2,400,000 1,400,000 610,000
    Poultry 104 5 1,300 140 34 50
    Sheep 1,559 620 150,000 13,000 9,500 2,700
    Total Animal 35,247 210,000 50,000,000 2,400,000 1,400,000 620,000

    *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 BENSON County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 48% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 8% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 99% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 67% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 10% 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 North Dakota Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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