Animal Waste

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.

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  Hog Operations

 

 

 

 

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!

 

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