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Animal Waste Report: WASHINGTON County, VT
 
 
  • 1997 Rankings: Animal Waste in WASHINGTON County
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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 92 180 43,000 2,200 1,500 720
    Cattle 10,015 120,000 29,000,000 1,300,000 420,000 280,000
    Poultry 2,654 110 27,000 3,000 1,000 1,000
    Sheep 513 210 49,000 4,300 3,100 880
    Total Animal 13,274 120,000 29,000,000 1,300,000 420,000 290,000

    *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 WASHINGTON County
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 52% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 28% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 135% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 47% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 28% 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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