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Grower Options for Spent Litter Management - User Guide Development
Summary The Australian chicken meat industry is conscious of its environmental impacts, particularly through the production and utilisation of byproducts such as spent litter. Currently most byproducts are utilised through land application, though a range of other options (most notably energy generation) are potentially available for utilising spent litter. Over the past 10 years, the industry has invested significant resources to investigate the range of options for using spent litter, creating a wealth of information. This project aims to collate the available information from a number of RIRDC commissioned reports into a simple guide for industry members and to extend this information to the industry.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation FSA Consulting
Objective summary The objectives of this project are :

To collate information on options for spent litter utilisation and present this in a clear, concise guide for industry members.

To provide industry members with summarised information on spent litter characteristics that can be provided at pointofsale, to help producers address their duty of care responsibilities with respect to the transfer and utilisation of spent litter.

To extend this information to industry members through presentation at industry forums / workshops.

To extend this information to spent litter contractors via telephone communications and facetoface meetings.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Project completion date Monday, June 25, 2012
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority An environmentally sustainable Australia
Rural priority Advanced Technology
RIRDC goal CME-Manage the environment for sustainable development
Principal researcher Stephen Wiedemann
Research manager Kylie Hewson
Admin contact Eugene McGahan