The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is offering sign ups for the Emergency Livestock Mortality management including all livestock types to livestock producers for animal mortality disposal resulting from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are several sign up periods to help with timing. The producer is responsible for the proper disposal of animal mortality by following requirements specific to each option. All federal, state and local laws must be followed and it is the responsibility of the producer to secure any necessary permits.
Following are the anticipated scenarios that will be offered in Minnesota for this emergency signup. Additional scenarios may be developed and will be issued as supporting guidance to this bulletin if adopted for Minnesota.
Scenario Unit Non-HU Rate HU Rate
Disposal other than Burial composting) AU $111.53 $191.20
Burial ** AU $74.28 $89.14
Forced Air Incineration AU $219.88 $263.86
Disposal at Landfill or Render LB $0.05 $0.06
**As of the issuing of this bulletin there is no state support for burial, and technical guidance on this option has been rescinded.
More information on NRCS’s Fact Sheet: