Evaluation and Demonstration of Deads Composting as an Option for Dead Animal Management in Saskatchewan
As the hog industry expands, new advancements must be developed to ensure it is sustainable both economically and environmentally. An option that meets this criteria is composting for on-farm disposal of dead stock. A straw/manure mix made up a test compost pile with mortalities added in increments of 150 kg. The control had no mortalities added. The composting process was monitored. Carcasses were broken down successfully according to the aeration results. This is a viable option for dead animal disposal.