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RECYCLED MANURE SOLIDS

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Key – Those standards which have greater significance (all other standards are normal)

Recommendation – Those which do not affect certification

New – A completely new standard which the member must now adhere to

Revised – A standard that has changed and requires the member to take some different or additional action to before

Upgraded – The standard has been upgraded to a Key standard or from a Recommendation to a full standard

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RECYCLED MANURE SOLIDS

DR.RM.1

Standards

RMS must only be produced using raw cattle manure/slurry from housing and/or yards.

How you will be measured

DR.RM.1.a

Manures/slurries and used bedding as detailed below managed separately, and thus not used in production of RMS:- parlour waste (including waste milk)- isolation/quarantine/hospital pens and calving pens- TB inconclusive reactors, TB reactors, and cattle under Brucellosis investigation- the herd during periods of non-OTF status- livestock under statutory medicine withdrawal periods- other livestock species

DR.RM.1.b

Placental material and birthing fluids not included in slurry/manure intended for production of RMS.

DR.RM.2

Standards

RMS must only be used as a bedding for cattle which are in the same epidemiological unit as those cattle from which it is generated.

How you will be measured

DR.RM.2.a

RMS not moved between epidemiological units.

DR.RM.2.b

All manure used for RMS production sourced from within the epidemiological unit.

DR.RM.3

Standards

RMS is not used on farms under restrictions for notifiable diseases or where herd is showing clinical signs of infection e.g. salmonella.

How you will be measured

DR.RM.3.a

Production and use of RMS suspended in event of breakdown or infection (loss of Officially Tuberculosis Free (OTF).

DR.RM.3.b

Suitable alternative bedding source available.

DR.RM.4

Standards

Bought-in livestock must be quarantined for a minimum of 1 month.

How you will be measured

DR.RM.4.a

Quarantine procedure documented in the Biosecurity Plan/Health Plan.

DR.RM.4.b

Manure from bought-in stock not used for RMS production during quarantine period.

Biosecurity policy/health plan

DR.RM.5

Standards

RMS must only be used as bedding for housed cattle aged over twelve months.

DR.RM.6

Standards

RMS must only be used on cubicle beds.

DR.RM.7

Standards

Pre-milking teat preparation must include a pre-milking teat disinfection.

DR.RM.8

Standards

RMS produced by a slurry separator unit designed for the purpose.

How you will be measured

DR.RM.8.a

RMS produced is at least 34% Dry Matter.

DR.RM.9

Standards

Slurry Separator must be maintained in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

Service report

DR.RM.10

Standards

Equipment used for handling and processing RMS must not be used for handling/processing feed without appropriate cleaning and disinfection.

DR.RM.11

Standards

Separation equipment used for RMS production must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before moving between sites (epidemiological units).

DR.RM.12

Standards

RMS material must be covered between production and use (used within 12 hours of production).

DR.RM.13

Standards

An annual review of the use of RMS must be undertaken by the farm’s vet.

RMS review

DR.RM.14

Standards

Material that has been composted/digested must not be used as RMS.