5 recommendations about collection and registration

Do you have any challenges with allocation of decay fees and do you, as many other farmers, like to optimize the conducting and economy regarding the inevitable stream of dead animals from your production of domestic animals?

Here, our agricultural consultant Lars Jørgen, undergo a series of general recommendations, which you can profitably use, if you want to reduce the amount of decomposition fees in your production.

1. Also register during the weekend

Remember to register your dead animals during the weekend. Even though the trucks do not pick up animals during the weekend, it is important to continue the registration continuously bboth on Saturday and Sunday. You hereby secure that we will collect on Monday.

It you register the “harvest” from the weekend on Mondays, it might not be collected until Tuesday, and there is hereby a greater probability for receiving decomposition fees of a significant amount.

2. Collection and registration as a part of your daily routines

We always recommend incorporating the collection and registration of dead animals into the daily work routines. It makes sense to most, so that it does not become a tiresome extra task, to move the animals from the stables to the collection space and then register afterwards.

It is of course individual, how it can be carried out in practice on each holding, but if it succeeds, it is an effective way to obvate the decomposition fees. However, most holdings benefit from focusing on the following:

  • Implement collection and registration of the dead animals as a daily routine – also in the satellite stables.
  • If you deposit dead animalt outside the stables before you transport it to the collection space, then make sure the animals are protected against necrophagous animals and birds.
  • It is essential to store piglet containers in cooling containers while filling it, if you want to avoide unnecessary decomposition fees.
  • Delegate the responsibility for the task. If it shall be a team effort or an individual task is unimportant, but make sure the responsibility is delegated.

4. A good collection space

An inexpedient arrangement of the collection space can become a breeding ground for a bad environment that increases decay. At the same time, it provides challenges with smell and can possibly lead to unnecessary decay fees. You can profitably follow our recommendations for a correct arrangement of the collection space:

  • The collection space must be freely available for trucks up to 40 ton. It must be located at a permanent access road with space for the truck to turn, or at a passage route. It must also be located with appropriate distance to the stables and public routes.
  •  The collection space should as far as possible be in the shadow. The shadow lowers the temperature and reduces hereby the development of decay.
  • The animals must be arranged on a firm, raised foundation, preferably on furrows made of concrete, to secure that the animals are situated dry, protected, and ventilated. Remember to fasten the furrows. The gabs of the furrows are positioned analogously with the truck in loading position, and the animals is positioned opposite, that is perpendicular with the truck. You hereby avoid that the claw of the crane grabs around the gaps of the furrow, and the animals are hereby easier for our chauffeur to grab,
  • Dead animals must always be secured against necrophagous animals and birds. The cadaver cover is a good, discrete solution. It must be intact with a functioning grip ring and must cover the animals. The piglet containers shall be positioned with 30 cm. distance among themselves, must be fluid dense and the lid must be able to fully close.
  • Do you wish for a discreet and professional solution for your collection space, you can visit the Daka website PIGUP&KO Products. Here you can find collection well- and box solutions, which provides an effective protection against necrophagous animals and thereby minimize the risks of transmission significantly.

Read more about the collection space here.

5. The 24-hour rule

The fact that you must register your dead animals as fast as possible, and at least 24 hours after you ascertain the death of the animal, is important due to the above-mentioned reasons, but be aware that it is also put on the statute book.

Would you like to know more about the 24-hour rule, you can read more in the “instructions on storage etc. of dead farm animals” here.


Farmers Consultant

Lars Jørgen Nielsen

E-Mail: ljn@daka.dk
Phone: +45 5156 4092
Mobile: +45 5156 4692