Livestock Manure and Mortality Composting


In Illinois, livestock mortalities are disposed of according to the Dead Animal Disposal Act. Please watch our Animal Mortality Composting video to learn more about how to initiate your first composting site. The video is also available in Japanese (へい獣たい肥化の日本語版ムービーもございます。). Please also check Illinois Department of Agriculture's website to gain an insight in emergency livestock mortality management (link below). 

Dead Animal Disposal Act

Animal Mortality Composting Video (English)

Animal Mortality Composting Video (Japanese)

i-Compost Calculator

IDoA Emergency Livestock Mortality Management



Our fact sheet on safety considerations that should be taken into account while composting animal manure can be downloaded using the link below. 

Neslihan Akdeniz
Clinical Assistant Professor and Extension Faculty Specialist