POLLUTION LOCATOR| Animal Waste|State Report

Animal Waste Report: WISCONSIN
 


 
  • 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 738,327 1,400,000 340,000,000 17,000,000 12,000,000 5,800,000
    Cattle 3,440,200 38,000,000 9,100,000,000 400,000,000 140,000,000 88,000,000
    Poultry 7,764,608 300,000 71,000,000 7,700,000 2,700,000 2,500,000
    Sheep 75,823 30,000 7,300,000 640,000 460,000 130,000
    Total Animal 12,018,958 39,000,000 9,500,000,000 420,000,000 160,000,000 97,000,000

    *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 44% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Decreased by 20% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 23% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 20% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Decreased by 21% 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 Wisconsin Chapter of the NRDC Report on America's Factory Farms

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

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