Preparation for and prompt response to emergencies decrease the time taken to solve problems, increase the speed of purposeful reactions, quickly connect local farmers and responders, and provide them with access to resources to improve the effectiveness of their response in protecting themselves, other animals, the environment (e.g., ground water from mass graves), and neighborly relationships. Meeting with local and state agencies to develop plans also can provide a working framework to execute plans. Emergencies cannot be predicted, and therefore, farmers with animals ought to take time to prepare.
Note: Work with your local MSU Extension Educators to get help regarding about disaster management, animal emergencies, and mortality composting needs. For more information feel free to contact Dale Rozeboom, Department of Animal Science, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Phone: +1-517-355-8398.