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Animal Waste Report: ALABAMA
 


 
  • Rankings: Animal Waste
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    Total animal waste:
    Hog waste:
    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 136,007 260,000 63,000,000 3,200,000 2,300,000 1,100,000
    Cattle 1,530,566 11,000,000 2,500,000,000 120,000,000 64,000,000 31,000,000
    Poultry 142,812,224 4,500,000 1,100,000,000 120,000,000 46,000,000 33,000,000
    Sheep 5,725 2,300 550,000 48,000 35,000 9,800
    Total Animal 144,484,522 15,000,000 3,700,000,000 240,000,000 110,000,000 65,000,000

    *Note: State totals are compiled using 1997 Census of Agriculture data, the most recent available data for this state. Please see a discussion of the limitations of animal waste data for more details.
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  • Animal Waste Trends
    Animal Type Percentage Change in Animal Waste
    Hogs Decreased by 55% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 8% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 28% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Increased by 45% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 10% 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 Alabama Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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