Sessions Tagged With 'backyard poultry'

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STEM and poultry

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 3:30 pm EDT

Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) is used broadly in the poultry industry. Some examples of the various fields that are used, projects possible, and the interest / career opportunities for students interested in applying stem in their own sector of...

Poultry production over the decades

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 3:30 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Darre

Dr. Michael Darre is retiring after 30+ years in poultry extension. He will be discussing his impressions on how poultry production has changed over the years, and what hasn't.

Nutrition for small and backyard flocks

Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

Whether you have a small, commercial poultry operation or a few chickens in the backyard, proper nutrition is essential to the health and productivity of your birds. This webinar will review some of the basics of poultry nutrition as well as selecting the right feed for...

Environmental Enrichment for small and backyard flocks

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Rachel Dennis

Feather pecking can be an issue in any poultry flock. This can be alleviated with environmental enrichments. Rachel Dennis from the University of Maryland will discuss environmental enrichments for a variety of different poultry species - from quail to emu with everything...

Poultry Integrated Pest Management for flies, birds and rodents

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Michael Darre

A good biosecurity program requires control of flies, birds and rodents. Dr. Mike Darre from University of Connecticut will discuss Integrated Pest Management to control these common pests.There was question in the webinar with regards to Fly Terminator Pro. It is made by...

Ventilation and insulation for backyard poultry housing

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Robert Schultheis

Ventilation and insulation are two important factors in housing management. Dr. Robert Schultheis, a Natural Resource Engineering Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension Center in Webster County, will discuss these two factors with relation to backyard poultry...

Essential oils: What are they and why use them with poultry?

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

More and more people are looking for alternatives to antibiotics, especially with the new VFDs making it harder for small and backyard flock owners to get them. Essential oils are often discussed as an alternative. Dr. Anup Johny from the University of Minnesota will discuss...

Proper care and washing of eggs from small and backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

Food safety is especially important with eggs, including eggs produced by small and backyard poultry flocks. Dr. Gregory Martin of Penn State University will be discussing the proper handling and care of eggs, including the proper washing method.

Avian genetics: Introduction to poultry breeding

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by David Frame, Darrin Karcher

There has been a lot of interest in breeding small poultry flocks. This webinar will present an introduction to avian genetics and the basics of poultry breeding. Dr. Darrin Karcher at Purdue University will provide the overview of avian genetics while Dr. David Frame from...

Understanding and meeting your market: Conducting a local customer survey

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Andy Larson

There is a growing interest in niche poultry production. Before considering starting or expanding a production enterprises, it is crucial to know that you will have a market for what you want to produce. You could sell 'local', 'pasture-raised', etc. Andy Larson, Extension...

Basics of avian influenza

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Nathaniel Tablante, David Frame

There is a lot of information available on avian influenza but it can be bit confusing. This webinar will discusses the basics of what avian influenza is and what small and backyard flock owners need to know to keep their chickens healthy.

Enhancing Biosecurity at Fairs and Shows

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Scott Cotton, Curt Emanuel

Learn what you can do to protect your animals at fairs and shows.Scott Cotton and Curt Emanuel will lead this seminar. Moderator is Dr. Susan Kerr of Washington State University.Scott is an Extension ANR Area Educator with the University of Wyoming and Curt is Boone County...

Getting started with poultry production

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Getting started with poultry producionDarrin Karcher, Poultry Extension Specialist, MSU Dept of Animal Science Monday, April 20, 2015, 7-9pm Small...

Biosecurity in backyard flocks

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm EST - Presented by Gregory Martin

With the currrent outbreaks of avian influenza on the west coast (Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada and Idaho) it is more important than ever before to follow proper biosecurity protocols to protect your flock. Dr. Greg Martin from Penn State will be discussion...

Housing for small poultry flocks

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Phillip Clauer

Thinking about starting a backyard flock? Housing can be a key factor to consider. Phil Clauer for Penn State University will be discussing various issues related to housing for small poultry flocks.