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Animal Waste Report: DAUPHIN County, PA
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in DAUPHIN 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 DAUPHIN 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 10,316 20,000 4,800,000 240,000 170,000 80,000
    Cattle 17,735 190,000 45,000,000 2,000,000 740,000 440,000
    Poultry 1,582,078 69,000 16,000,000 1,800,000 570,000 620,000
    Sheep 2,706 1,100 260,000 23,000 17,000 4,700
    Total Animal 1,612,835 280,000 66,000,000 4,000,000 1,500,000 1,100,000

    *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 DAUPHIN County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 31% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 15% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 1% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Increased by 47% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 13% 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 Pennsylvania Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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