POLLUTION LOCATOR| Animal Waste|State Report

Animal Waste Report: MISSOURI
 


 
  • 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 2,338,884 4,400,000 1,100,000,000 55,000,000 39,000,000 18,000,000
    Cattle 4,312,975 29,000,000 7,000,000,000 330,000,000 180,000,000 83,000,000
    Poultry 41,471,912 1,900,000 460,000,000 51,000,000 23,000,000 18,000,000
    Sheep 76,788 31,000 7,400,000 650,000 470,000 130,000
    Total Animal 48,200,559 35,000,000 8,500,000,000 430,000,000 240,000,000 120,000,000

    *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 5% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 3% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 101% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 23% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 4% 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 Missouri Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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