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Animal Waste Report: BENNINGTON County, VT
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in BENNINGTON County
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    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 33 63 15,000 770 550 260
    Cattle 4,489 55,000 13,000,000 580,000 190,000 130,000
    Poultry 565 28 6,900 740 180 270
    Sheep 381 150 37,000 3,200 2,300 660
    Total Animal 5,468 55,000 13,000,000 580,000 190,000 130,000

    *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 BENNINGTON County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Cattle Decreased by 11% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 38% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 51% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 11% 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 Vermont Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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