Grower touts benefits of mortality freezers

He [Willin] said the challenges he’s had in composting include flies, wildlife intrusion and managing litter quality and the freezers have virtually eliminated them.  Flies have been “drastically reduced” on the farm, he said, vultures visiting the farm are no longer an issue and odor has greatly improved. It also saves labor by not having to clean the channel composter between flocks, which Willin said equates to about a full day’s work.  “The last time we touch the birds is when we drop them in the freezer,” Willin said. 

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