First and foremost farmers need to take care of themselves and their family. The COVID-19 pandemic may be adding to financial problems, price and marketing uncertainties, marital difficulties, and social pressures. You can call the Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline anytime at 1-833-600-2670 to speak to someone.
Visit the Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline website for more information and resources.
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health’s Downloadable Carcass Disposal Guide walks you through all the options and methods of approved carcass disposal in the state. Click the links below to access it in multiple languages:
- English Carcass Disposal Guide.
- Spanish Carcass Disposal Guide.
- Hmong Carcass Disposal Guide.
- Somali Carcass Disposal Guide.
It is illegal to dump a carcass on the landscape. If you butcher livestock, you must use one of the approved disposal methods outlined further down this page.
Need to talk to a carcass disposal expert?
You can call our Carcass Assistance Hotline at 651-201-6041 (this hotline is for livestock carcasses only) to schedule a one-on-one consultation to talk about livestock carcass disposal options, technical guidance, or get connected with contractors for equipment/materials.