Managing Difficult or Unusual Feedstocks
Two years ago we were approached by NY State Ag and Markets inquiring if we would be interested and willing to compost hogs from 2 farms that were contaminated with Brucellosis. Fortunately we have a secluded location away from our commercial site. Therefore agreed to help with the project. All the personal involved wore protective clothing to avoid contact with the disease. It proved to be interesting and educational experience for me and my grandson who operated one of the loaders.At any one time there were 10 to 12 veterinarians and technicians on the site. The yoga had to killed on site, size documented, blood samples taken, and in some cases part of the innards were taken. It involved extensive documentation and precaution.