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Animal Waste Report: TENNESSEE
 


 
  • 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 308,193 590,000 140,000,000 7,200,000 5,200,000 2,400,000
    Cattle 2,146,046 15,000,000 3,700,000,000 170,000,000 89,000,000 44,000,000
    Poultry 18,374,248 570,000 130,000,000 15,000,000 6,000,000 4,200,000
    Sheep 13,321 5,300 1,300,000 110,000 82,000 23,000
    Total Animal 20,841,808 16,000,000 4,000,000,000 190,000,000 100,000,000 50,000,000

    *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 59% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 3% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 45% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 21% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 2% 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 Tennessee Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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