POLLUTION LOCATOR| Animal Waste|State Report

Animal Waste Report: VIRGINIA
 


 
  • 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 209,501 400,000 97,000,000 4,900,000 3,500,000 1,600,000
    Cattle 1,645,944 12,000,000 2,800,000,000 130,000,000 68,000,000 33,000,000
    Poultry 51,362,575 2,200,000 530,000,000 59,000,000 27,000,000 20,000,000
    Sheep 72,663 29,000 7,000,000 610,000 440,000 120,000
    Total Animal 53,290,683 14,000,000 3,500,000,000 200,000,000 99,000,000 54,000,000

    *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 4% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 63% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 55% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased 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 Virginia Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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