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. 

An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) has been submitted.

Presenters include:
  • Mary Schwarz, Cornell Waste Management Institute
  • Tim Reuter, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Tommy Bass, Montana State University
  • Josh Payne, Oklahoma State University
Find out more about this webcast and future webcasts by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC).


Thomas Bass, Josh Payne

Created by Leslie Johnson