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Animal Waste Report: MINNESOTA
 


 
  • 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 5,718,164 11,000,000 2,600,000,000 130,000,000 96,000,000 45,000,000
    Cattle 2,395,456 21,000,000 4,900,000,000 220,000,000 100,000,000 51,000,000
    Poultry 16,101,298 1,400,000 330,000,000 37,000,000 19,000,000 15,000,000
    Sheep 161,069 64,000 15,000,000 1,400,000 990,000 280,000
    Total Animal 24,375,987 33,000,000 7,900,000,000 390,000,000 220,000,000 110,000,000

    *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 Increased by 35% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 16% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 6% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 33% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 3% 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 Minnesota Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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