Perdue Farms, one of the nation’s leading poultry producers, is adding a new product to its increasingly varied lineup: compost.
Through its AgriBusiness offshoot, the family-owned corporation based in Salisbury, MD, has begun converting organic wastes from its chicken processing plants and hatchery into fertilizer at a $12 million plant recently finished in neighboring Delaware.
Company officials say the new 15-acre facility, called AgriSoil, is expected before long to begin handling poultry litter – a mix of manure and wood shavings. That could offer Perdue’s many contract growers on the Delmarva Peninsula a new option for dealing with tightening regulatory restrictions on the traditional practice of spreading the manure from chicken houses on crop fields.[Continue Reading]
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