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Composting Every Day Mortalities and Other Wastes from Layer Farms

Published Authors S.G. Wiedemann, E.J. McGahan, G. Runge and N. Chin Organisation EPRID composting Research Timing Aug 2008 Category Tag

Composting is a viable alternative method for disposing of daily mortalities, spent hens, egg and other waste produced on Australian egg farms. Under controlled systems, with the correct management, good results can be achieved and a safe, nutrient-rich soil amendment produced for reuse on-farm or sale to other farmers. This project involved on-farm compost trials at nine farms across Australia.