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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.
Food-borne pathogens and animal botulism issues surrounding the on-farm composting of layer chicken waste and mortalities – a review
Poultry layer manure and litter composition data are essential for accurately determining sustainable application rates of manure to crops and pastures. This study collected some 20 samples of manure and litter from five different layer production systems from all major production regions in Australia. Compared to data previously reported for Australian layer manure and litter, there are several trends that can be observed which are likely to be the result of new management systems (belt manure removal) which produce manure with significantly shorter in-shed residence times compared to high rise sheds.
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