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How are you Handling Dairy Mortalities? Let Us Know

Posted: August 25, 2011

Take our survey

Dairy and beef producers are invited to participate in a survey to share how they are handling dairy mortalities. Pennsylvania law says farmers have two days to properly dispose of a carcass via burial, incineration, rendering or composting.

As a result of a partnership between Penn State Extension, Cornell Waste Management Institute and Maine Cooperative Extension, Pennsylvania and other Northeast states have had access to an educational program on mortality composting as one method of managing dead stock.

The survey will evaluate the impact the northeast educational composting program has had on producers and ag-service providers and whether they have adapted composting as a best management practice for carcass mortalities.

Take the short survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/carcasscompost. The first 15 to respond will receive a composting hat.
 
- By Craig Williams, Penn State Cooperative Extension educator