Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Volume: 55 Issue: 1

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  • Research Article

Effect of forced aeration onmanurial value of compostedpoultry manure

M.V. Vindhya1, N. Geetha1*, D. K. Deepak Mathew1, V.N. Vasudevan2 and Joseph Mathew1

1. Department of Livestock Production Management

2. Department of Livestock Products Technology

College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur- 680651 Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Kerala, India

*Corresponding author: [email protected], Ph. 9496371751

Year: 2024, Page: 65-70, Doi:

Received: Sept. 23, 2023 Accepted: Nov. 1, 2023 Published: March 31, 2024


The demand of poultry products like egg, meat and value added products are increasingandto meet the demand their production has seenincreasing trend. The biowaste generated from the sector is a concernbecause highly nutrient rich manure has a great impact on the environmental pollution. Properly managed poultry manureacts as a very good source of nutrients for plants. Composting is one of the methods used and among these, forced aeration helps to improve the manurial value of compost. Carbon, nitrogen, pH and the C:N ratio are the important parametersof concern before applying manure into agricultural land.The present study on poultry manure co-composted with left over fodder has a great impact in reducing the pH and C/N ratio into ideal range.

Keywords: Poultry manure, forced aeration, manurial value


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Vindhya, M.V., Geetha, N., Deepak, M.D.K., Vasudevan, V.N. and Joseph, M. 2024. Effect of forced aeration on manurial value of composted poultry manure. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 55(1):65-70