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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)||Publication Date:||2007||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4220||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||Other Links:||http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1030904||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 159
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