Florida Dairy Farms and Springs Protection

Cows are prolific producers of manure and urine. In an average day of grazing, milking, and just mooing about, one dairy cow can generate over 100 pounds of manure and urine. Multiply this by 6,400 hundred cows and you've got a serious potential source of groundwater pollution on your hands. Animal wastes washed directly into surface streams, sinkholes, and drawn down through the soil by rainwater introduce nitrates into the groundwater-the same water which eventually runs from our taps and flows from our springs.