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Animal Waste Report: NORTH CAROLINA

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  • 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 9,593,306 18,000,000 4,400,000,000 220,000,000 160,000,000 75,000,000
    Cattle 953,197 7,300,000 1,800,000,000 81,000,000 39,000,000 20,000,000
    Poultry 136,336,517 5,800,000 1,400,000,000 150,000,000 66,000,000 50,000,000
    Sheep 12,618 5,100 1,200,000 110,000 77,000 22,000
    Total Animal 146,895,638 31,000,000 7,600,000,000 460,000,000 270,000,000 150,000,000

    *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 282% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 12% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 26% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 2% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 96% from 1987 to 1997
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  • Links

    Visit Hog Watch - the source for information on industrial hog farming in North Carolina.

    Visit Hog Lagoons: Pitting Pork Wast Against Public Health and Environment

    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 North Carolina Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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