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Animal Waste Management

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Animal Waste Management


The manure generated by animal production is currently receiving a great deal of attention in the water quality arena. While manure generated by livestock have historically been returned to the soil to improve its fertility, the concentration of large numbers of confined animals and increasing urban encroachment into agricultural areas have created several concerns.

In order to stay economically competitive, most commercial livestock and dairy production operations have found it necessary to increase the number of animals utilizing the same land base. More manure is generated than can be safely applied to the soil. Consequently, waste treatment technologies must be upgraded.

Adoption of animal waste best management practices can reduce the transport of nutrients and pathogens from farms, contributing to improved water quality. Improved management and utilization of animal wastes can occur through proper collection, storage, proper land application, and composting. Such strategies can benefit farmers by reducing disposal problems and reliance on commercial fertilizers, as well as improving water retention and fertility of soils.

     Animal waste management at a pig farm

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Composting of animal waste

Animal waste is fastest and most easily composted using the in-vessel system from Bionova.

The resulting material makes an excellent natural fertilizer.

Poultry /Chicken waste

Chicken waste from meat shops are creating problems. That waste contents like fibre which is difficult to convert into compost. Is there any solution for it?

Management of waste chicken fibres through Vermiculture

Thnaks Sir for asking Question...I m trying write answer as u want to know... ask any further question if necessary

Vermiculture has the potential to produce both humic rich vermi-compost (vermicast) and meat meal (vermimeal) from litter. Traditionally, the vermiculture process has primarily been adopted to produce vermicast, a recognised valuable organic fertiliser. However, the production and processing of earthworms into vermimeal has been becoming an increasingly viable component. Both of these outputs potentially render vermiculture as a value-adding opportunity for the poultry industries, while providing an alternative disposal option for litter (promoting a closed-loop system).


Is this technology is commercialized or is filed for any patents?



Not in India...but this technology commercialyzed in Austrailia

In India...still need to start this technology at commercial level

Worms for Waste chicken fibres management

Turn kitchen scraps, garden waste or fish waste, chicken waste, even dog poo and cat poo into rich organic fertilizer RED WORMS are using for Indian condition

Worm castings from RED earthworms are rich in humus to feeds your garden  plants, reduce pests and disease an it improves root systems and the soil structure to use water more efficiently.

KiZAN Bio-Activator Conditioning

 This KiZAN bio-activator ensures the bedding material is biologically charged with a thriving population of bacteria and micro-organisms that will breakdown organic compost into a form that the worms can eat.  This helps the worms to settle into their new home while the bacteria get to work on inoculating your kitchen scraps and immediately start the process of decomposition.

Please note that this is the opinion of the author and is Not Certified by ICAR or any of its authorised agents.