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Animal Waste Report: VERMONT
 


 
  • 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 2,900 5,500 1,300,000 68,000 48,000 23,000
    Cattle 308,267 4,100,000 980,000,000 43,000,000 13,000,000 9,400,000
    Poultry 18,542 900 220,000 24,000 7,700 8,400
    Sheep 14,332 5,700 1,400,000 120,000 88,000 25,000
    Total Animal 344,041 4,100,000 980,000,000 43,000,000 13,000,000 9,400,000

    *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 44% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 8% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Decreased by 31% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 29% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 8% 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 Vermont Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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