POLLUTION LOCATOR| Animal Waste|State Report

Animal Waste Report: SOUTH CAROLINA
 


 
  • 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 278,461 530,000 130,000,000 6,500,000 4,700,000 2,200,000
    Cattle 455,945 3,400,000 820,000,000 38,000,000 19,000,000 9,600,000
    Poultry 31,925,823 1,400,000 320,000,000 35,000,000 16,000,000 12,000,000
    Sheep 2,021 810 190,000 17,000 12,000 3,500
    Total Animal 32,662,250 5,300,000 1,300,000,000 80,000,000 39,000,000 24,000,000

    *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 15% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by less than 0.5% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 74% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Increased by 54% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 10% 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 South Carolina State Laws to Control Nonpoint Source Water Pollution

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