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Getting started with producing and selling eggs

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT

Producing and selling eggs, Dr. Darrin Karcher, Assistant professor, Poultry Extension Specialist, Purdue University Monday, May 8, 7-9pm Eggs are a popular direct sales and farmers market item. Dr. Karcher will help you get started, or fine-tune your egg enterprise...

4-H Chick Chain: Essential Elements for a Successful Program

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm EDT

The 4-H Chick Chain is a chicken-raising program that teaches youth how to raise laying hens from chicks.The 4-H Chick Chain Program has taken off in popularity across the country. It started in Alabama and the number one question that most 4-H Agents ask is how to ...

Animal welfare considerations for backyard poultry flocks

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm EDT

As more people become interested in backyard flocks, it is important to consider the welfare of the birds in your flock. This webinar will discuss some of the concerns related to backyard poultry flocks.

Predator control for small and backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

Predators can be a problem with any poultry farm, large or small. This webinar will discuss some of the predators of concern and methods to minimize losses to predators. The presenter will be Dr. Matt Springer at the University of Kentucky.Photo by Dr. Matt Springer

Think Inside the Box: Containerized Meat Processing Solutions

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST

Building a meat processing plant is not easy nor inexpensive. What if there were models that were quicker to build, faster to get online, and required less capital, particularly for smaller-scale producers? In this webinar we will hear about two such shipping container meat...

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...

Setting culling standards for small and backyard flocks

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Gregory Martin

In any poultry production flock it is important to check your birds daily and remove any sick, injured or poor producers. You should have pre-set standards to follow when deciding to cull or not. Once you have culled a bird, it is important to euthanize them humanely. As sad...

Poultry medications – rule changes affecting small and backyard poultry flocks

Monday, December 12, 2016 at 11:00 am EST

Concerns over the development of antibiotic resistance in human medicine have led to the development of new regulations controlling the use of antibiotics in animal feed. Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) drugs are medically important antibiotics whose use is regulated. New...

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...

Safe handling of eggs from small and backyard flocks

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Kenneth Anderson

There has been an expansion of local egg production. Eggs are considered a hazardous food and must be handled carefully. Safe handling of eggs from production to the consumer will be discussed by Dr. Ken Anderson from North Carolina State University. One hot topic to be...

Raising ducks for egg production

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Brigid McCrea

Like chickens, ducks have been bred for either meat or egg production. While most ducks are raised for meat, there is increased interest in the production of duck eggs. Dr. Brigid McCrea from Delaware State University will discuss raising ducks for egg production.Brought to...

Common money wasters with poultry: Ways to reduce costs

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

The bottom line of sustainable poultry production is to produce a safe, healthy product with minimal costs. There are little things that can increase costs above what they can be. Ron Kean from the University of Wisconsin will discuss some of these money wasters and provide...

Operating a small-scale poultry hatchery

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

There is an increased interest in urban poultry flocks. This has lead to an increased need for chicks. Dr. Tony Pescatore of the University of Kentucky will give a presentation on running a small-scale poultry hatchery.

Top Ten Questions to Ask When Siting New Poultry Barns

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Josh Payne

New Animal Facilities Fact or Fiction… · A typical broiler house will provide about 150 tons of litter per year with roughly 60 lbs of N, 60 lbs of P2O5 and 50 lbs of K2O per ton. Four houses will meet the phosphorus needs of 600 acres of corn.· A ...

Livestock & Poultry Expansion: Critical Issues for Discussion with Farmers and Communities

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 11:00 am EDT

There is a growing interest in establishing new livestock and poultry facilities in Nebraska, many of which will involve contractual arrangement with supply chain partners. Our purpose is to inform Extension educators and other farm advisors on those critical issues to ...