Where available and economical, rendering is often the method of choice. On site burial was once a common method for mortality disposal and may still be acceptable if mortalities are buried at the proper depth in soils where a water table or other limitations do not exist. Landfills may also accept mortalities. Incineration is used by larger operations, particularly for smaller animals. Finally, composting is a relatively new option for mortality disposal.
Check with local county and city officials for any guidelines or regulations regarding burial, landfilling, incineration, or composting of mortalities.
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Applicable local county and city guidelines or regulations:
Rules regarding burial, landfilling, incineration, or composting of mortalities.
Information about the different types of mortality disposal available to you:
Read Cow Mortality Disposal, a fact sheet describing disposal methods.
Use the mortality disposal checksheet to determine the most effective mortality disposal method(s) for your operation.