Composting Poultry Carcasses

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

Rendering plants are decreasing in number and of those that remain, many do not want to process poultry. Incinerating dead birds is expensive and may cause air pollution. Burying the carcasses can pollute the groundwater. Composting, therefore is a logical solution for many poultry operations. Describes safe, effective, inexpensive and non-time-consuming composting method for dead bird disposal. Includes plan and perspective of a poultry carcass compost facility. For poultry producers, extension educators, pollution control authorities.

Author: 
Dick Adams, Cal Flegal, Sally Noll
Topic Areas: 
Agriculture
Pollution Prevention
Waste Management
Water
Target Audience: 
Producer / Landowner
Government
Business Community
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
6 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1994
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$1.50 + S&H
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281). Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FO-6510-SEEK
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