Ag Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa and BioCentury Research Farms
Following the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in Great Britain in 2001, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources asked researchers at Iowa State University to evaluate the potential effectiveness (rate and extent of decay), environmental impacts (air, soil, and water quality), and biosecurity (containment and inactivation of viral pathogens) of using on-farm composting for emergency disposal of beef or dairy cattle carcasses in the event of a disease outbreak in the State of Iowa.
Iowa State University
Glanville, Thomas D.; Harmon, Jay D.; Richard, Thomas L.; Reynolds, Donald L.; and Ahn, Heekwon, "Environmental Impact and Biosecurity of Composting for Emergency Disposal of Livestock Mortalities — Year 2 Project Update" (2004). Iowa State Research Farm Progress Reports. 1335.