Content tagged "animal mortality"

Mortality Management Options During an Avian Influenza Outbreak

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast provides an update of the outbreak and highlights mortality management options. This presentation was originally broadcast on October 16, 2015....

Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 2

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Topics for this webcast include: fate of euthanasia drugs during composting; can composting destroy prions; and mortality composting worker safety...

Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 1

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

The topics for this webcast include: pile characteristics for effective composting, management and environmental considerations when siting and managing...

Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting: A Natural Rendering Process. This presentation was originally broadcast on May 14, 2010. More...What software do...

Organizing demonstrations and tours for Government officials and Extension on Animal Mortality Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 22, 2017

Provide some discussion on putting together Tour and Demonstration educational events. To Provide real life demonstrations and educational opportunities...

Poultry Mortality Freezer Units: Better BMP, Better Biosecurity, Better Bottom Line.

Why Tackle Mortality Management?  It’s Ripe for Revolution.The poultry industry has enjoyed a long run of technological and scientific advancements that have...

PA Finishing Swine Barn Experience: Changing from Mortality Burial to a Michigan Style Composting Barn

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 22, 2017

In the spring of 2014, the farmer with a 2020 finishing pig barn, wanted to change from burial of mortality to composting the mortality. We will document the...

Manure Management Technology Selection Guidance

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

Manure is an inevitable by-product of livestock production. Traditionally, manure has been land applied for the nutrient value in crop production and...

USDA-NRCS and the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for Livestock and Poultry Operations

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed as a first-of-its-kind tool to help producers and their advisors assess the impact of...

Avian Influenza Mortality Management Options, Composting Procedures and Lessons Learned

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 10, 2017

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak has become the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history. As of March, 2017, the United States...

Avian Influenza Mortality Management Options, Composting Procedures and Lessons Learned

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 14, 2017

This presentation outlines mortality management options during an animal disease outbreak and highlight the composting methodology implemented on poultry...

Managing Livestock and Poultry Mortalities

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Proper management of animal carcasses on the farm/ranch has implications in nutrient management, herd and flock health, as well as farm family and public...

Composting Horse Mortality and Mortality Disposal Alternatives

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

With the decline of the rendering industry, managing routine livestock mortality in an effective, economical and environmentally sound manner has become more...

What Is Animal Mortality Composting?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 29, 2015

The need to dispose of livestock or poultry carcasses is an inevitable part of farming and ranching. What is this process and is it environmentally...

What Are Common Animal Mortality Disposal Options

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 28, 2015

Managing dead animals is not pleasant, but is a necessary task for most livestock and poultry farms. This video discusses several options for disposing of...

Can I Use Burial As an Option For Managing Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 25, 2015

Burial is a common way to manage livestock and poultry carcasses. There are some considerations for ensuring burial does not contaminate water.Check out the...

Can I Use Rendering As an Option For Managing Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 25, 2015

There are many options available for disposing of livestock and poultry carcasses. Rendering is an option in areas where the service is offered, but has some...

What Temperature Is Required To Reduce Pathogens In an Animal Mortality Compost Piles?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 25, 2015

Research studies have been done to correlate the temperature of a compost pile containing livestock or poultry carcasses and the amount of pathogen kill...

Why Do Animal Carcasses Need Proper Disposal (and Should Not Be Abandoned)?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 25, 2015

Abandoning animal carcasses and allowing scavengers to dispose of them is risky.Though dragging off a carcass to the boneyard has been a historical practice,...

How Can I Manage Multiple Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 23, 2015

Sometimes, a disease outbreak or natural disaster results in many livestock or poultry carcasses that must be managed. Disposal of these requires additional...

How Much Does Animal Mortality Composting Cost?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2015

Composting livestock and poultry carcasses is a cost effective way to manage mortalities on a farm or ranch.The cost of composting livestock depends largely...

What Should I Do With Compost That Includes Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2015

Compost containing animal carcasses should probably be utilized on crops that are not meant for human consumption for a couple of different reasons.Disposal...

Why Should I Consider Composting Animal Mortalities?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2015

Composting livestock and poultry carcasses is becoming a more common way to manage mortalities. There are several reasons for this.Composting is relatively...

Why Is It Important To Manage Animal Mortalities Properly?

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2015

Improperly disposed livestock or poultry carcasses represent a threat to water and air quality.Proper management of on-farm animal mortalities is vital to...

Natural Rendering: Composting Horse Mortality

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Understanding Livestock Composting as there are few methods to safely dispose of livestock mortalityCWMI has been working on mortality disposal since 1990....

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