On-Farm Composting of Livestock Mortalities
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|Description||These guidelines have been developed to provide Washington bovine and equine producers, and those that provide technical assistance to the producers, with an understanding of how to comply with regulatory and statutory requirements. It also provides the basics of composting large livestock as one possible animal mortality management tool. Proper composting of other types of livestock is allowed in Washington but is not covered in this guidance document. The focus is on managing what is considered routine, day-to-day livestock mortalities, and is not suitable for managing mortality due to reportable diseases as listed in WAC 16-70-010 (See Appendix B). Operators who suspect the presence of any of the listed diseases should contact the State Veterinarians office and their local Health Department.|
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