Considerations for Livestock Composting in SD

By Tracey Erickson

In any livestock operation there are always mortalities. So how do we properly dispose of those animal carcasses? Not everyone has access to a rendering service anymore, and if you are a sheep producer, rendering companies do not take sheep mortalities. So what options do we have outside the rendering service? I call it the “BBC”, either burn, bury, or compost. The latter is the point of our discussion.



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