Monthly Archives :
August 2016

How Much Waste Does A Dairy Farm Produce?

How Much Waste Does A Dairy Farm Produce?

The answer is quite a bit.

According to the USDA, and estimated 335 million tons of “dry matter” waste is produced annually by all the farms in the U.S.

For more information, visit

This informative article presents a compelling case for consulting with Figure 8 Environmental.

  1. One dairy farm with 2,500 cows and produce as much waste as a small city with 411,000 residents
  2. Manure lagoons, where all of the effluent from the dairy’s cows is stored, can overflow and spill over into the local waterways, leading to major fines for the dairy farmer
  3. Federal regulations require a plan of action for the management of dairy waste.
  4. The Environmental Protection Agency can prosecute and fine dairies that discharge waste illegally.