Boyle’s dead animal removal service launches in April

Published 5:41 pm Thursday, March 26, 2020


The Boyle County dead livestock removal service begins on Wednesday, April 1.

The free service is available to all Boyle County landowners/farmers through the cooperation of the Boyle County Conservation District and Fiscal Court.

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For dead livestock removal, farmers should call (859) 238-1137 before noon on Fridays. Carcasses must be moved away from other animals and placed on a hard surface, such as a road, according to information from the Conservation District.

Livestock that has been dead for more than two days won’t be accepted, and the truck driver will use his discretion to determine if the carcass is too old to pick up.

Boyle County Judge-Executive Howard Hunt said they have applied for grants to begin constructing a composting site at Alumn Springs Convenience Center, which they may not receive until June or July. In the meantime, all dead livestock will be taken to Tri-K Landfill in Lincoln County.