The economic value of applying broiler litter

The economic value of applying broiler litter

An ag economist says the rising cost of commercial fertilizer has farmers looking to alternatives like broiler litter. 

Jordan Shockley with the University of Kentucky says farmers need to run the numbers to see if it is a right fit for their operations.  “We actually had a tool on our Ag Econ website that will determine the maximum distance, one way, to make it basically break even with commercial fertilizer prices,” he says.  Shockley says for some farmers in Kentucky it makes enough sense economically to travel to as far as Georgia for broiler litter to fertilize their crops.

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