Poultry and Livestock Carcass Disposal

Composting Routine Mortalities

One way to manage routine mortalities on-farm is to compost them. The guide below provides step-by-step instructions on how to properly compost your mortalities.

The following videos provide guidance and best practices for disposing of routine mortalities.

Non-Routine Mortality Protocols

The B.C. Government has established protocols to aid in the burial of poultry and livestock in an emergency event as a means of disposing of animals that have perished as a result of a natural disaster, and to control outbreaks of animal diseases. The  procedures, prescriptions and allowances described in the Protocols are not intended for the disposal of routine mortalities.