EPS-005: In-House Windrow Composting of Poultry Litter
poultry litter information sheet

210550, 15; 242550, 85;
Publication Date: 2014 Jan
Email: ccoufal@poultry.tamu.edu

Product Code: EPS-005

Electronic download only.  It is very expensive to completely clean out and replace litter in poultry houses. This publications outlines a cost-effective alternative that producers can use to extend the useful life of litter without damaging bird performance. In-house windrow composting, or IWC, is a litter management technique that uses heat to eliminate harmful organisms in poultry litter between broiler or turkey flocks. (3 pp., 3 figs) Authors: Craig Coufal, Darren Harmel, and Terry Gentry