Compost Workshop for Livestock Mortalities
Dr. Mark Hutchinson from the University of Maine will present a compost workshop for livestock mortalities on October 1, 2012 at the SDSU Southeast Research Farm in Beresford, SD. This is also a good opportunity to learn about principles of composting in general. This workshop is supported, in part, by the South Dakota SARE State Professional Development Program.
To preregister contact Ruth Stevens, phone (605) 563-2989; email Ruth.Stevens@sdstate.edu Cost is $25 for preregistration and $35 for registration at the door.
Registration starts at 9:30 AM; Program begins at 10:00 AM and ends by 3:30 PM. Lunch will be provided.
The featured Speaker is Mark Hutchinson, Extension Professor, Maine Compost School, University of Maine Cooperative Extension.
- Recycling Livestock Mortalities: Compost Basics
- This session will explore the basic principles of composting specifically related to livestock mortality management.
- Compost Feedstocks
- Understanding the properties of compost feedstocks is a critical first step in successful composting. Be prepared to get your hands dirty.
- The feedstocks will be common on-farm materials.
- The Good, Bad and Ugly of Carcass Compost Pile Construction
- Proper pile construction is important for odor and vector control. It will also accelerate the compost process and reduce environmental impacts. A pile will be constructed with material that is available on site.
- Let’s Get Dirty: Exploration of Carcass Compost Pile
- Participants will do a forensic exploration of a carcass compost pile.
- Sustainable Carcass Management: What are the Environmental Impacts? 30 minutes
- Disease Control and Regulatory Aspects of Livestock Disposal
- Environmental Regulations and Composting
- Design of Structures for Composting Livestock Mortalities