Fiscal Court looking into farm animal burial service

The Conservation Office is hoping to soon team up with the Knox County Fiscal Court to provide farm animal burial services. Donna Roark with the Conservation Office stopped by the April 25 Fiscal Court meeting to explain how the services would work.

“We actually receive money from the state to do a dead animal removal program, which would be large animals, so farmers with cattle, hogs, horses, things like that. This would help with the burial of [the animal],” said Roark. “We would require the hole to be dug and then to quicklime so that gets rid of it faster.”

Roark noted this service will help farmers get away from moving dead animals into the woods where coyotes have access to them. Burying them decreasing the spread of disease.

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