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


ID-166 On-Farm Composting of Animal Mortalities


For assistance with mass burial of livestock:

Contact local NRCS field office ( NRCS staff can assist with siting in appropriate soils to prevent groundwater contamination.


Disposal of Poultry Carcasses


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):


Open Burning brochure (Spanish):


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):

Making Water Safe in an Emergency (from CDC):