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Composting Animal Mortalities

One option for managing livestock or poultry carcasses is composting. What are some of the most frequently asked questions when people first consider composting dead animals?

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  1. What Is Animal Mortality Composting?
  2. FAQ(v): What is animal mortality composting?
  3. Why Should I Consider Composting Animal Mortalities?
  4. FAQ(v): Why should I consider composting livestock mortalities?
  5. How Long Does Animal Mortality Composting Take?
  6. FAQ(v): Approximately how long does livestock or poultry mortality composting take?
  7. Economics of Composting Livestock Mortalities
  8. FAQ(v): How much does livestock mortality composting cost?
  9. What Are the Materials Needed for Composting Livestock or Poultry Mortalities (C:N Ratio, Moisture, etc.)?
  10. FAQ(v): What are the necessary materials for composting livestock mortalities?
  11. What Carbon Source Should I Use For Composting Livestock Mortalities?
  12. FAQ(v): What carbon source can I use to compost animal mortalities?
  13. When Should You Turn a Compost Pile Containing Animal Mortalities?
  14. FAQ(v): How do you know when to turn the livestock mortality compost pile?
  15. Will Odors Be a Problem When I Compost Animal Carcasses?
  16. FAQ(v): Is odor a concern when composting livestock mortalities?
  17. Will Scavengers Be a Problem When I compost Animal Carcasses?
  18. FAQ(v): Are scavenger animals a concern when composting livestock or poultry mortalities?
  19. Can I Compost Dead Animals In the Winter?
  20. FAQ(v): Can you compost livestock or poultry mortalities in the winter?
  21. What Temperatures Are Required for Pathogen Kill When Composting Animal Carcasses?
  22. FAQ(v): What temperature is required for pathogen reduction in an animal mortality compost pile?
  23. Do the Bones Break Down When Composting Carcasses?
  24. FAQ(v): Do the bones break down? If not, what should I do with them?
  25. Should I Add Water When Composting Animal Carcasses?
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