Content tagged "carcass disposal"

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...

Quantification of Sodium Pentobarbital Residues from Equine Mortality Compost Piles

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Preliminary research has shown that sodium pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug, can persist up to 180 days in equine...

What are the necessary components for composting animal mortalities?

For active decomposition of animal carcasses, compost microorganisms require a source of nitrogen (N) (dead livestock or birds), carbon (C) (straw, corn...

Livestock and Poultry Mortality Management Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Scroll through the slideshows below to see many of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about managing animal carcasses. After each question you can play a...

When Composting Animal Carcasses, Do the Bones Break Down? If Not, What Can Be Done With Them?

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 07, 2012

Most bones break down when composting animal carcasses, but a few large bones will usually remain.With proper composting, the bones will break down over...

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