Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 2
As the popularity of composting as an option for
managing livestock mortalities increases, innovative research has recently
emerged regarding drug and prion persistence in mortality compost piles. A
related issue is the consideration of worker safety during composting. This
webcast will feature presentations by national experts who participated in
Langston University’s Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics
Conference held earlier this year.
Topics for this webcast include: fate of euthanasia drugs during
composting; can composting destroy prions; and mortality composting worker
safety considerations. New mortality composting resources will also be covered.
application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors
(CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal
Scientists (ARPAS) has been submitted.
Find out more about this webcast and future webcasts by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC).
- Mary Schwarz, Cornell Waste Management Institute
- Tim Reuter, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
- Tommy Bass, Montana State University
- Josh Payne, Oklahoma State University
Created by Leslie Johnson