Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 1

The topics for this webcast include: pile characteristics for effective composting, management and environmental considerations when siting and managing composting facilities; mortality compost nutrients for on-farm use; and teaching the benefits of mortality composting to producers. This presentation was originally broadcast on August 15, 2014. More… (Also visit the archive for Part 2)

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Pile Characteristics for Effective Animal Mortality Composting

Saqib Mukhtar, Texas A&M University (22 minutes)

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Management and Environmental Considerations when Siting and Managing Mortality Composting Facilities

Karl VanDevender, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture (25 minutes)

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Mortality Compost Nutrients and Use On Farm, Ways to Enhance Nutrient Content

Dean Ross (21 minutes)

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All Presenters (6 minutes)

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Continuing Education Units

Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)

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American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)

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Additional Resources and Links

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 2
Quantification of Sodium Pentobarbital Residues from Equine Mortality Compost Piles

CSU (Four State Project) Mortality Composting

Cornell Waste Management Institute