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Perdue takes chance on fertilizer


May 10, 2011  by Delaware Online

manurepileMay 10, 2011 – The company
that pioneered brand-name chicken – Perdue Farms – is now trying to work
similar magic with a less-appetizing end of the poultry industry: the mixture
of woodchips and manure called litter.

May 10, 2011 – The company
that pioneered brand-name chicken – Perdue Farms – is now trying to work
similar magic with a less-appetizing end of the poultry industry: the mixture
of woodchips and manure called litter.

 

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For 10 years, Perdue, in
partnership with Missouri-based AgriRecycle Inc., has operated a plant that
takes raw poultry litter, screens it, dries it and heats it to kill off
pathogens. The result is an organic-certified fertilizer that is sold to
homeowners, farmers and golf course and landscape managers.

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