Kansas Facts

  • The average Kansas hog factory farm has 10,000 pigs.
  • The average Kansas factory-farm dairy has nearly 3,600 cows.
  • There are only twice as many people as factory farmed hogs in Kansas.
  • Kansas nearly has more beef cattle on industrial feedlots (2.6 million) than people (2.8 million).
  • The nearly 225,000 beef cattle on industrial feedlots in Scott County, Kansas produce as much untreated manure as the sewage from the New York City and Seattle metro areas combined.
  • The 2.5 million beef cattle, 1.7 million hogs, 79,000 dairy cows, and 614,000 egg-laying hens on factory farms in Kansas produce as much untreated manure as 307 million people — about the same as the entire U.S. population.
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