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Studies Examine Bio-Reduction of Carcasses

by 5m Editor
16 August 2011, at 9:09am

UK - BPEX-funded PhD student, Ceri Gwyther, has been busy publicising results from her studies at Bangor University looking into 'Bio-reduction: an alternative strategy for disposing of fallen stock in the UK livestock sector'.

Ms Gwyther visited Vienna at the beginning of July to attend the XVth International Congress on Animal Hygiene 2011 'Animal Hygiene and Sustainable Livestock Production' and to give a presentation on 'Fate of pathogens in a simulated bioreduction system for livestock carcasses'.

A poster on 'The efficacy of various accelerants at enhancing bioreduction' was also presented at the Plant and Microbiology Wales conference in Bangor. It looked at the accelerants that speed up the initial stages of decomposition.

These could be beneficial to the farmer by speeding up carcass degradation freeing up space in the vessel for fresh carcasses additions, thus potentially saving money.

For more information on this project or to see a copy of the presentation/poster, click here.