Title

Country report: Broiler industry and broiler litter-related problems in the southeastern United States

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-31-2005

Abstract

This report describes the development of the broiler litter problem in the southeastern United States, including the economic opportunity and environmental challenges brought to the region by the industry. Through an analysis applied to the State of Georgia, land application of litter as a disposal alternative is examined along with its associated benefits. The analysis indicates that litter could be transported economically up to 256 km for cropland application. Excessive broiler litter production in a few concentrated regions is expected to stimulate the development of alternative approaches to broiler litter management, such as electricity generation. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Waste Management

First Page

1083

Last Page

1088

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