Carcase and waste disposal

The Animal By-products Regulations 2003 and The Animal By-Products (Scotland) Regulations 2003 require that bird carcases and by-products (including blood and feathers) be legally disposed of.

Birds that die other than by slaughter for human consumption

Birds that die other than by being slaughtered for human consumption, including animals killed for disease control (Category 2 material) must be disposed of by incineration or rendering followed by landfill.

Birds slaughtered for human consumption

Birds (including their blood and feathers) that are slaughtered and are fit for human consumption but not intended for commercial purposes AND birds that are unfit for human consumption, provided that show no signs of disease which can be passed to humans or other animals (Category 3 material) must be disposed of by incineration OR rendering followed by incineration or landfill OR use in a pet food or technical plant OR treatment in a biogas or composting plant.

Rosemary Champion

About Rosemary Champion

Rosemary lives on a 12 acre smallholding in Angus, in the east of Scotland, where she keeps Ryeland Sheep, Shetland cattle and assorted poultry. She was destined to be a smallholder from an early age.

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