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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Animal Sciences

Program Contact: Joan DeVries, Livestock Advisors Program Coordinator
(360) 428-4270 ext. 240 •

General Livestock Links:

New information from the Livestock Nutrient Management Program:

AFO/CAFO 2005 Brochure 
Water Quality Risk Assessment Tool

Livestock Nutrient Management Partnership includes:

  • Your local Conservation District
  • Natural Resource Conservation Service
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • WA Association of Conservation Districts
  • Washington Cattlemen’s Association
  • WA Department of Agriculture
  • WA Department of Ecology
  • Washington State University Extension

Large Animal Mortality Composting in WA State

Beef Links:


Poultry Links:

Chicken Tractor photos: Click here


Photo by Keith Weller, USDA/ARS