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Animal Waste Report: DORCHESTER County, SC
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in DORCHESTER 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 6,532 12,000 3,000,000 150,000 110,000 51,000
    Cattle 6,081 37,000 8,900,000 420,000 250,000 110,000
    Poultry 372,079 11,000 2,600,000 290,000 120,000 80,000
    Sheep 25 10 2,400 210 150 43
    Total Animal 384,717 60,000 15,000,000 860,000 480,000 240,000

    *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 DORCHESTER County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 46% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 7% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 4% 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 ELI Almanac of Enforceable South Carolina State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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