i was discussing all of the interesting composting information i have gathered here and on the m.e.n. i was talking of plans for a composting hot water heater, etc. my sister works for a vet and she told me something that about knocked me off of my chair. it is expensive to dispose of cattle so they are now composting them. my understanding is that they use a large amount of wood mulch. it has to be done on a slab of concrete. i suppose this is to control the leachate. i never new it was possible to safely compost an animal.