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Animal Waste Report: AUSTIN County, TX
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in AUSTIN County
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    Nitrogen in waste:
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    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 455 870 210,000 11,000 7,600 3,500
    Cattle 85,366 550,000 130,000,000 6,400,000 3,600,000 1,700,000
    Poultry 621 25 5,800 650 300 210
    Sheep 269 110 26,000 2,300 1,600 460
    Total Animal 86,711 550,000 130,000,000 6,400,000 3,600,000 1,700,000

    *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 AUSTIN County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 83% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by less than 0.5% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 33% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 2% 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 Texas Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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