college of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Animal agriculture in the United States and many parts of the world faces a challenge. If producers are be competitive, they must employ methods of managing the by-products they generate -- the manure, litter, mortalities, hatchery and processing plant offal, and wastewater -- that are at the same time environmentally sound, socially acceptable and economically feasible.

"The Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center at North Carolina State University was established to answer this challenge."

About NCSU Waste Processing Facililty

At the heart of Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center activities is the Waste Processing Facility.

This facility houses a variety of equipment such as extruders, a fluidized bed dryer, flash dehydrators and pellet mills designed to process by-products. The facility is within North Carolina State University's Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory, which contains cattle, fish, poultry and swine research units. Through the Waste Processing Facility and a nearby composting facility, the center provides the means to develop, evaluate and demonstrate novel methods of managing the by-products of animal agriculture and of converting these resources into useful, valuable products.

The Waste Processing Facility is also used frequently for waste management demonstrations and training.

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Waste Processing Facility

Composting Facility