Why should I Incinerate

For all livestock farmers the choice is between collection and incineration. At Burn-rite we believe that incineration is the right choice, providing bio-security, control and often saving money when compared to collection.

Most of our models are DEFRA / APHA approved, high efficiency and low capacity Animal by-product Incinerators. This means that you are legally allowed to use them on your own farm for carcass disposal, and that no planning permission is required.

Why should I choose to incinerate, rather than having my livestock waste collected?

The average cost of incinerating a sheep with an Incinerator from the Incinerator Solutions Range is approx. £4-5 (based on current diesel and gas prices). The average cost of having that same sheep collected is estimated to be around £15.

If this is the case for you, you could be saving up to £10 a sheep! Purchasing an incinerator can save you a sizeable amount of money. Tell us your requirements and we’ll estimate what you can save.

Beyond the financial benefits incineration also offers:

  1. Bio-security – no carcasses are brought onto your farm, no carcasses leave your farm. Incineration is a pure and simple way to protect your livestock against contamination from another farm.

  2. Reliability – our incinerators typically last 10-15 years, and we have a dedicated service team on call should you experience any problems. No more waiting for collection.

  3. Protect against future costs – when carcasses are collected, you pay for them to be transported and incinerated, so when fuel costs rise, you pay twice for the increase. Incinerators cut out this unnecessary cost, which helps to protect the environment, and your hard earned cash.

A Burn-Rite on-farm incinerator allows for quick and easy disposal of fallen stock. It reduces the risk of cross contamination from other sites, often carried by visiting vehicles, and reduces the risk of vermin.

Installing an incinerator ensures that farmers comply with legislation whilst retaining complete control over the disposal process. Our incinerators typically burn at less than 50kg per hour and therefore are classed as low capacity and do not require planning permission for on-farm use.

  • Bio-security, ensured by eliminating carcass transfers
  • Efficient, low-cost disposal
  • Compliance with animal by-products disposal regulation
  • Controlled environmental emissions and impact
  • Low maintenance, running and process costs

Animal Incineration

Our animal incinerators are DEFRA / APHA approved and fully CE certified, giving you the peace of mind that you can dispose of animal carcasses cleanly, safely and efficiently.

Our complete range of incinerators also complies with EU Animal By-Products Regulation, and our units are suitable for the following animal disposal situations:

  • Poultry producers
  • Egg producers
  • Sheep farms
  • Pig farms
  • Cattle farms
  • Hunt kennels
  • Gamekeepers
  • Veterinary incinerators

All our ‘Low Capacity’ animal incinerator units have a burn rate of below the DEFRA / APHA approved 50Kg/hour limit, which means they can quickly and easily be installed on farms throughout the country without the need to apply for planning permission from the local authority.

Pig, Cattle/Bovine Incineration

For pig incineration, we recommend the BR 1050 and BR 1180 models. These incinerators have a load capacity of between 200Kg and 750Kg.

Poultry/Chicken Incineration

For poultry/chicken or veterinary incineration, we recommend one of our BR160, BR360 or BR 1050 range of incinerators. These incinerators have a capacity of between 75Kg and 260Kg.

Sheep Incineration

For individual sheep incineration, we recommend the BR 1050 incinerator and for multiple carcass disposal we recommend our BR 1180 range these units have a load capacity of between 200kg to 720Kg.

Incineration or co-incineration plants shall be designed, equipped, built and operated in such a way that the gas resulting from the process is raised in a controlled and homogeneous fashion, even under the most unfavourable conditions, to a temperature of 850°C for at least two seconds or to a temperature of 1100°C for 0.2 seconds, as measured near the inner wall or at another representative point of the chamber where the incineration or the co-incineration is carried out, as authorised by the competent authority.

During operation the chamber temperatures (either single chamber or secondary chamber) must be recorded either automatically throughout the burn cycle or manually every two hours for 10% of incinerations.

The incinerator must be serviced annually by the manufacturer, or other competent person, who can provide written confirmation that it continues to operate in accordance with the manufacturer’s standards.