POLLUTION LOCATOR|Animal Waste|National Report

Animal Waste Report: Entire United States
 
  • Rankings: Animal Waste in the Entire United States

    Rank states or counties by amount of Animal Waste produced.

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  • 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 57,450,288 110,000,000 27,000,000,000 1,300,000,000 960,000,000 450,000,000
    Cattle 99,275,900 750,000,000 180,000,000,000 8,200,000,000 4,100,000,000 2,000,000,000
    Poultry 1,316,425,230 50,000,000 12,000,000,000 1,300,000,000 530,000,000 410,000,000
    Sheep 7,588,377 3,000,000 730,000,000 64,000,000 46,000,000 13,000,000
    Total Animal 1,480,739,795 910,000,000 220,000,000,000 11,000,000,000 5,700,000,000 2,900,000,000

    *Note: National totals are compiled using 1997 Census of Agriculture data. Please see a discussion of the limitations of animal waste.
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  • Animal Waste Trends in the Entire United States
    Animal Type   Pecentage Change in Animal Waste from 1987 to 1997
    Hogs Increased by 11% from 1987 to 1997
    Cattle Increased by 5% from 1987 to 1997
    Poultry Increased by 16% from 1987 to 1997
    Sheep Decreased by 30% from 1987 to 1997
    Total Animal Increased by 6% from 1987 to 1997
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