Compost heap on a frosty morning. The rising steam shows that the bacterial action in the compost heap is exothermic.
Image by Andrew Dunn


Composting Livestock Mortality and On-Farm Butcher Waste

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Routine and emergency losses of poultry and livestock are significant environmental, biosecurity, and waste management concerns. In addition, disposal of offal and butcher waste is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive as renderers close down. Mortality composting is cost effective, environmentally sound, compassionate, easy to do, and can be done at any time of the year. This presentation will cover what composting is and how to compost livestock on farm including the regulations in New York State.

Our presenter, Jean Bonhotal, Waste Management Specialist and Director of the Cornell Waste Management Institute in Soil and Crop Sciences has spent over 25 years in education of composting food, manure, animal carcasses, and compost quality/use.

There is no fee however pre-registration is required. Registration link: This program is sponsored by the CCE Livestock Program Work Team.


Lynn Bliven
Ag & Natural Resources Issue Leader
585-268-7644 ext 18


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Last updated May 22, 2021