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Title: Recent advances in Australian broiler litter utilisation
Contributor(s): Turnell, James Robert  (author); Faulkner, Richard David  (author); Hinch, Geoffrey  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: The global poultry industry is undergoing many changes, one being the need for efficient disposal of its broiler litter (BL) due to a reduction in the land available for cost effective disposal. To date, Australian BL disposal has been achieved by selling the litter as a fertiliser to agricultural sectors. Research indicates BL and other poultry industry waste streams could be used as a food source for vermiculture systems, allowing the sale of vermi-cast as a biologically enhanced fertiliser and worms for protein. If this approach is economically viable then the poultry industry could reduce its environmental impact and operate more like a closed loop system. Integrated bio-systems using vermiculture, composting and waste-to-energy technologies have developed significantly overseas and have shown potential to solve many of the issues associated with poultry waste disposal.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: World's Poultry Science Journal, 63(2), p. 223-231
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication: Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISSN: 0043-9339
Field of Research (FOR): 070207 Humane Animal Treatment
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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