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State grant will pick up the tab for dead animal removal

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Members of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved a $3,000 grant recently for a deceased farm animal removal program in Oldham County. 

The program was established as an interim measure to facilitate the coordination of environmentally sound and cost-effective disposal of deceased livestock for Kentucky’s producers. 

The recipient states that the county has been successfully composting small (under 100 pounds) carcasses for 18 months.

Funds through this program will assist with the expenses of an acceptable disposal program, such as contracting for removal, incineration, composting or other methods that meet Kentucky statutes.

 For more information about Oldham County’s dead animal removal plan, call 222-7387.