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Animal Mortality Facility

A farmer managing animal carcasses in an animal mortality facilityPractice Code: 316

An animal mortality facility is an on-farm facility for the treatment or disposal of livestock and poultry carcasses for routine and catastrophic mortality events.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical GuideConservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Access Control
Access Road
Composting Facility
Critical Area Planting
Filter Strip
Heavy Use Area Protection
Nutrient Management
Roof Runoff Structure
Roofs and Covers

Additional Information

The following web sites provide additional information related to this conservation practice.

Natural Rendering: Composting Livestock Mortality and Butcher Waste - Cornell University
Managing Livestock and Poultry Mortalities - Cornell University

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.

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