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Animal Waste Report: CHITTENDEN County, VT
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in CHITTENDEN County
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    Total animal waste:
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    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 90 170 42,000 2,100 1,500 700
    Cattle 15,796 200,000 49,000,000 2,100,000 660,000 470,000
    Poultry 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sheep 1,916 770 180,000 16,000 12,000 3,300
    Total Animal 17,802 200,000 49,000,000 2,100,000 670,000 470,000

    *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 CHITTENDEN County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 87% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 17% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Increased by 36% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 17% 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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