Dead Farm Animal Removal

Dead Animal RemovalHarmon's Removal

Pick up is Monday - Friday, will pick up cows, hogs, sheep, goats, and horses only.

Harmon's will bill the Conservation District for the service fee.

Proper disposal of dead farm animals is important not only to herd health, but to human health. Kentucky law regulates the proper disposal methods for dead farm animals.

Disposing of dead animals properly can also help control coyote and other predator problems. Leaving livestock carcasses in pastures or open pits not only encourages predators to associate livestock with food, but also causes predators to congregate near farms.

What To Do:

  • Within 24 hours of an animal death, call a licensed hauler.

  • When contacting a hauler, make sure you provide the following information:

    • Give good directions to your farm
    • Type of animal to be picked up
    • Approximate Time of death
    • Location of the animal
    • Phone number where you can be reached during the day

Check with the hauler, but in general, haulers require that the animal be out of the barn and on a hard surface. They will not drive out in the pasture to pick up an animal.