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Animal Waste Report: PERKINS County, SD
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in PERKINS 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 1,741 3,300 800,000 41,000 29,000 14,000
    Cattle 95,915 600,000 150,000,000 7,000,000 4,000,000 1,800,000
    Poultry 502 25 6,100 660 160 240
    Sheep 32,951 13,000 3,200,000 280,000 200,000 57,000
    Total Animal 131,109 620,000 150,000,000 7,300,000 4,200,000 1,900,000

    *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 PERKINS County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 75% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by less than 0.5% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 84% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 25% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 3% 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 South Dakota Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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