Livestock Mortality Management, Water Safety Resources

Livestock Mortality Management

On-site composting or burial are likely the best options for disposal of livestock mortalities.

 

ID-167 On-Farm Disposal of Animal Mortalities http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id167/id167.pdf

 

ID-166 On-Farm Composting of Animal Mortalities http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id166/id166.pdf

 

For assistance with mass burial of livestock:

Contact local NRCS field office (https://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app). NRCS staff can assist with siting in appropriate soils to prevent groundwater contamination.

 

Disposal of Poultry Carcasses

https://eec.ky.gov/Environmental-Protection/Compliance-Assistance/PublishingImages/Lists/DCA%20Resource%20Library/AllItems/Poultry%20Disposal%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

 

General Environmental Concerns

Open Burning

Do not burn mixed storm debris. Building materials can release hazardous contaminants and particulate matter when burned, and these can lead to additional health concerns.

 

Open Burning brochure (English): https://eec.ky.gov/Environmental-Protection/Air/Documents/OpenBurning_Brochure_English.pdf

               

Open Burning brochure (Spanish): https://eec.ky.gov/Environmental-Protection/Air/Documents/OpenBurning_Brochure_Spanish.pdf

 

Water Safety

Water contaminated with fuel, toxic chemicals, or radioactive materials will not be made safe by boiling or disinfection.

 

Boil Water Advisory information (from CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/drinking/drinking-water-advisories/boil-water-advisory.html

Making Water Safe in an Emergency (from CDC):

https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/making-water-safe.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fhealthywater%2Femergency%2Fdrinking%2Fmaking-water-safe.html