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Table Wq06: Average number of poultry animals for the Arkansas counties that contain portions of the White River watershed

Average number of poultry animals (1997) for the Arkansas counties that contain portions of the White River watershed.
County Commercial Table Leg* Broilers* Hatchery Suppliers* Turkeys*
Baxter - 354,310 - 587,826
Benton 137,758 22,438,793 134,655 954,348
Boone 13,793 3,686,897 35,172 567,826
Carroll 235,690 7,544,138 18,103 1,615,217
Madison - 7,242,069 68,793 350,435
Marion - - 3,103 576,826
Newton - - 3,103 -
Washington 312,931 2,040,690 192,069 1,362,174
Total by Category 700,172 43,306,897 454,988 6,014,652
Human PE** 42,000 2,598,413 116,021 3,608,791
TOTALS Number 50, 476,709
Total PE** 6,365,225

*Averages were figured by taking the total annual production and dividing by the average number of flocks a grower raises annually. Chickens average 5.8 flocks produced annually, and turkeys average 2.3 flocks produced annually.

**Human population equivalent = the human population estimated to produce amounts of waste similar to that produced by a given number of animals.

Source: Wise, J., ADPC&E, pers. comm.

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