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Incineration: Part of Biosecurity

by 5m Editor
30 January 2003, at 12:00am

By Bill Raufer, Pork Magazine - Every pork producer has to deal with dead-animal disposal. But there’s more to it than simply eliminating the carcasses; the process is critical in terms of keeping the rest of your herd healthy.

Take me to Pork Magazine The method and procedures involved with dead-animal carcass disposal has to be part of your biosecurity plan. They also have to be part of your employee training and management scheme.

There are multiple options when it comes to disposing of dead-animal carcasses. Incineration is just one of those options, but in today’s pork production climate it’s gaining appeal.

There are biosecurity advantages of burning dead-animal carcasses thoroughly on the farm rather than employing a rendering truck or burying them. First and foremost, it reduces the prospect of them spreading disease organisms. Another benefit that quick incineration – within 24 hours – offers is it greatly reduces odor and fly problems.

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(January 2003)