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Animal Waste Report: MASSACHUSETTS
 


 
  • Rankings: Animal Waste
    States with Least Waste Percentile States with Most 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 18,063 34,000 8,300,000 420,000 300,000 140,000
    Cattle 61,719 740,000 180,000,000 7,800,000 2,600,000 1,700,000
    Poultry 29,078 1,600 370,000 41,000 14,000 15,000
    Sheep 8,348 3,300 800,000 70,000 51,000 14,000
    Total Animal 117,208 780,000 190,000,000 8,300,000 2,900,000 1,900,000

    *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 28% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 27% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 98% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 43% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 32% 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 ELI Almanac of Enforceable Massachusetts State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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