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Disposal and utilization of broiler slaughter waste by composting

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Author(s): N Bharathy | R Sakthivadivu | K Sivakumar | V Ramesh Saravanakumar

Journal: Veterinary World
ISSN 0972-8988

Volume: 5;
Issue: 6.000;
Start page: 359;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Composting | Disposal | Nutrient content | Slaughter waste

ABSTRACT
Aim: To know the feasibility of hygienic and environmentally safe method of disposal of broiler slaughter house waste with coir pith and caged layer manure. Materials and Methods: Compost bins (4 feet x 4 feet x 4 feet) were established with concrete blocks with air holes to facilitate aerobic composting. The broiler slaughter waste and coconut coir pith waste were collected from the local market, free of cost. The caged layer manure available from poultry farms were utilized as manure substrate. Physical properties and chemical composition of ingredients were analyzed and a suitable compost recipe was formulated (USDA-NRCS, 2000). Two control bins were maintained simultaneously, using caged layer manure with coir pith waste and water in a ratio of 0.8:3:1.2 (T ) and another one bin using caged layer manure alone(T ). 2 3 Results: At the end of composting, moisture content, weight and the Volume of the compost were reduced significantly (P
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