THE ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OF POULTRY LITTER COMPOSTING FACILITIES IN EASTERN WEST VIRGINIA

Centralized, off-farm compost facilities were evaluated as a disposal option for poultry litter. Disposal fees to growers were required to develop an economically feasible facility for a private investor. The potential for a compost facility to compete with current litter alternatives depends upon development of compost markets comparable to urban areas along with a depressed market price for litter. Given disposal fees and uncertainty associated with market development, further expansion of land application and cattle feeding disposal alternatives is recommended.


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Issue Date:
1993-10
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/31543
Published in:
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Volume 22, Number 2
Page range:
199-209
Total Pages:
11




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