|One million dollars in grant money is being offered to help new poultry farmers looking to better manage their mortality losses. Instead of composting dead birds, the initiative encourages an alternate disposal method that utilizes large freezing units. Routine flock mortality is stored in the freezers for later collection by specialized trucks that transport the birds to a rendering facility. The first deadline for applications is Friday April 21. For more information on the grant program, visit the Sussex Conservation District at 21315 Berlin Road, Unit 4, Georgetown or call (302) 856-3990 Ext. 3.
IN PHOTO: State Rep. Rich Collins talks with Terry Baker, president of Millsboro-based Greener Solutions, a company specializing in poultry mortality management. One of the company's freezer units can be seen in the background.