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2012 Carcass Management Workshop

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Windrow Pile

Date:  August 30, 2012

Time: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Shady Maple Smorgasbord
129 Toddy Drive
East Earl, Pennsylvania


Cost:  $15.00/person (lunch included)

Registration: Pre-registration is required.
Deadline to register:  August 21, 2012

Register online or download Workshop Registration (Word), complete and mail along with a check made payable to University of Maine Cooperative Extension to Knox-Lincoln Extension, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro, ME  04572-5741.

The Northeast SARE Carcass Management team (CMT) will lead a series of activities to develop skills for producers and Agricultural Service providers in sustainable best management practices for routine farm mortalities or slaughterhouse residuals.

Who should attend:  This training is for anyone that works with livestock or poultry. Agricultural service providers would also benefit from this training to assist their clients in developing CNMP’s and or carcass management plans.

Certified Crop Advisers will earn 6.0 re-certification credits.

 Schedule – Morning Program

8:00-8:30 Registration CMT
8:30-9:00 Welcome and Introductions Mark Hutchinson
9:00 – 9:45 The Environmental Impacts of Carcass Disposal Jean Bonhotal
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-11:00 Site Selection:  Does it really matter? Craig Williams
11:00-noon Carcass Management on the Farm Mark Hutchinson
Noon Lunch:  Enjoy the famous smorgasbord lunch (included) at Shady Maple Smorgasbord – Our Treat!
1:00 pm We will board a motorcoach for a short ride to visit local farms that are using static composting and invessel composting to manage routine mortalities on farms.  Learn how these farms have incorporated carcass management in to their daily routine on the farm.
Stops Included: Earl Ray Zimmerman Farm – Ephrata, PA
Dairy, Beef, Organic Chickens and Pile Composting in a larger refined bunk.
  Good’s Livestock, Inc. – Denver, PA
  The Model 1040 Rotoposter by Rotary Composters, LLC is being used to compost the mortality from their hog-buying station.We will also explore static aerated compost piles made from different feedstock material.
  Brecknock Orchards Farm – Mohnton, PA
  The Rotoposter Model 516SL is being used to dispose of dead chickens from their two broiler barns, as well as the spoiled fruit from their fruit farm and retail store.
5:00 pm Return to Shady Maple Restaurant

For more information, contact:

Mark Hutchinson:  Extension Professor, University of Maine

Jean Bonhotal:  Senior Extension Associate, Cornell Waste Management Institute, Dept. of Crop & Soil Sciences

Craig Williams:  Extension Educator, Penn State University

Funding for this workshop is provided by: NESARE(Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)

If you will require special accommodations to participate in this workshop or have special dietary needs, please contact Mark Hutchinson, 207.832.0343,
(10) ten days in advance of the workshop.



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