Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 2

Animal Manure Management May 30, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

livestock and poultry environmental learning center logo with cow, pig, and chicken sillhouettes over a map of the U.S. with three circling arrowsTopics for this webcast include: fate of euthanasia drugs during composting; can composting destroy prions; and mortality composting worker safety considerations.This presentation was originally broadcast on September 19, 2014. More... (Also see the archive for Part 1)

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Quality Assurance and Safety in Mortality Composting

Mary Schwarz, Cornell University (19 minutes)

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Quantification of Sodium Pentobarbital Residues from Equine Mortality Compost Piles

Josh Payne, Oklahoma State University (16 minutes)

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Prion and Pathogen Degradation during Composting

Tim Reuter, Government of Alberta (19 minutes)

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Mortality Composting Educational Resources: teaching the benefits to producers

Tommy Bass, Montana State University (6 minutes)

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All Presenters (8 minutes)

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What Farmer Educators Need to Know about Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics (Conference Proceedings)

What Is Animal Mortality Composting?

Mortality Composting Videos on YouTube

Waste-to-Worth Proceedings   Webcasts
Mortality Composting in the Semi-Arid West   Livestock and Poultry Mortality Composting
Fate of Barbiturates and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs During Carcass Composting   Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 1
Quantification of Sodium Pentobarbital Residues from Equine Mortality Compost Piles    

CSU (Four State Project) Mortality Composting

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