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Animal Waste Report: NEW JERSEY
 


 
  • 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 22,529 43,000 10,000,000 530,000 380,000 180,000
    Cattle 56,693 590,000 140,000,000 6,300,000 2,400,000 1,400,000
    Poultry 45,786 2,100 510,000 55,000 16,000 19,000
    Sheep 13,149 5,300 1,300,000 110,000 80,000 23,000
    Total Animal 138,157 640,000 150,000,000 7,000,000 2,800,000 1,700,000

    *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 27% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 35% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 95% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Increased by 3% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 37% 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 New Jersey State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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