Resources by Bobby Clark
|On Farm Mortality Disposal Options for Livestock Producers||
All livestock producers at some point are faced with decisions regarding how to dispose of livestock mortality from their farm. Each option has its own benefits and limitations based on accessibility, regulatory restrictions, expense, and biosecurity concerns. Livestock producers should also know that it is their responsibility to dispose of dead animals within 48 hours by one of the approved methods highlighted below. There are approved and preferred methods of animal mortality management according to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Farmers should choose the option that best suits their farm’s mortality disposal needs.
|Jul 31, 2013||2909-1412 (ANR-77NP)|
|2009 Virginia On-Farm Corn Test Plots||
A summary of replicated research conducted by Virginia Cooperative Extension in cooperation with local producers and agribusinesses
|Jan 27, 2010||3001-1434|
|Fertilizing Cool-Season Forages with Poultry Litter versus Commercial Fertilizer||Sep 16, 2009||418-142|
|Tips for Profitable Variety Selection: How to Use Data From Different Types of Variety Trials||Jul 29, 2011||424-040|
|Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal||
This guide is intended to assist Virginia’s farmers in understanding their mortality disposal options during natural disasters and non-infectious disease events. Blizzards, tornadoes, extreme heat, and floods are just a few examples of the severe weather events that may result in significant losses to farm animal populations. Animal losses often cause significant financial losses to the farmers who rely on the income from these animals. Compounding the financial impact of these animal losses is the burden of responsibly disposing of the resulting animal carcasses. Improperly managed, animal carcasses have the potential to spread disease and contaminate surface and groundwater supplies.
|Nov 19, 2013||ANR-76NP (ANR-90NP)|