Sheep Offal Composting Project

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 1996: $9,580.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1996
Grant Recipient: John Essame farm
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
Project Coordinator:

Composting efforts took place but a final report was not received.


  • Animals: sheep


  • Animal Production: manure management
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management
  • Soil Management: composting

    Proposal summary:

    Sheep production is a widely accepted ingredient in sustainable agriculture, but producers' efforts to develop group marketing systems are undermined by the absence of alternative offal disposal/utilization technologies.

    Solving this problem will help enable successful initiatives in mid-scale and cooperative marketing. 

    Project objectives from proposal:

    Funds provided by this grant would be combined with donated funds and in-kind contributions to support a thorough investigation of current knowledge and experience of animal waste composting, and also develop a feasible system of sheep offal disposal/utilization through composting.

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