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Animal Waste Report: BRAZOS County, TX
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in BRAZOS County
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    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 1,377 2,600 640,000 32,000 23,000 11,000
    Cattle 66,770 390,000 95,000,000 4,500,000 2,800,000 1,200,000
    Poultry 63 7 1,600 190 98 76
    Sheep 203 81 19,000 1,700 1,200 350
    Total Animal 68,413 390,000 95,000,000 4,500,000 2,800,000 1,200,000

    *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 BRAZOS County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 81% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 2% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 67% 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 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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