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Animal Waste Report: WEST VIRGINIA
 


 
  • 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 15,084 29,000 7,000,000 350,000 250,000 120,000
    Cattle 439,436 3,000,000 720,000,000 34,000,000 18,000,000 8,600,000
    Poultry 14,508,494 580,000 140,000,000 15,000,000 6,700,000 4,900,000
    Sheep 40,219 16,000 3,900,000 340,000 250,000 69,000
    Total Animal 15,003,233 3,600,000 870,000,000 50,000,000 25,000,000 14,000,000

    *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 50% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 6% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 93% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 46% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 12% 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 West Virginia Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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