Hog waste, if not properly managed,
can reduce both surface water and groundwater quality
either by leaking from storage lagoons or by spills.
Scorecard allows you to examine the impact of hog
farming on water quality by mapping the hog farms
and reporting on hog waste levels for each of North
Carolina's river basins.
Hog pens and Waste Lagoon
To really understand what's happening on North Carolina's
factory hog farms, nothing beats a guided tour. Since
most people are reluctant to get up close and personal
with thousands of hogs, here is an odor-free virtual
tour of the factory farm. So pull on those mud kickers,
and start here!