This program is currently on hold. We hope to reboot this program in 2019.

We apologize for this inconvenience.


 

Have you had an animal death in the past 24 hours? Act fast.


What to do:

Within 24 hours of an animal death, call a licensed hauler. Make sure you provide the following information:

  • directions to your farm,
  • method of payment (cash or check),
  • type of animal to be picked up (some have restrictions),
  • approximate time of death,
  • location of the animal on the farm,
  • and a phone number where you can be reached.

Effective July 1, 2010, removal fees start at $75.

*A Cause of Animal Death Statement may be required for the removal of more than three animals at one time. This is necessary to prevent the spread of disease and protect animal health. If you have more than three animals to be removed at one time, please contact your veterinarian before calling your hauler. In case of obvious non-disease causes of animal death (drowning, lightning strikes, etc.), the veterinarian may be able to furnish a verbal report to speed up the process of removal. 


Is there a reimbursement program?

Currently this program is on hold due to lack of funds.

For extreme weather events, USDA Farm Service Agency offers the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). For more information, click here.

 

*Licensed haulers reserve the right to terminate the program if at any time local, state, or federal regulations are enacted that would prohibit the hauler from dispensing with the animal in the accustomed manner or would adversely affect the day-to-day operations of the hauler. 


Need a licensed hauler?

Harmon's Dead Animal Pick-Up

859-567-2111

They will collect 25% of the removal fee from the landowner at the time of pick-up. The remainder will be paid for by BCCDKY.

John Shipley & Son Farm, LLC

513-734-1818

The landowner will pay the hauler directly. The owner may then request cost share assistance from BCCDKY.

Conboy Enterprises

859-221-6998

The landowner will pay the hauler directly. The owner may then request cost share assistance from BCCDKY.