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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 ...

Overview of poultry related equipment

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:30 am EDT - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

Dr. Jacquie Jacob from the University of Kentucky will discuss the different equipment needs for backyard flocks and small scale poultry operations.

Everything about geese for the beginner - benefits and challenges of incorporating geese into your small farm operation

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:30 am EST

This webinar on geese will be presented by Laurie Mackie-Malcom, a former Professional Dog Trainer and Behavior Specialist practicing in the New York metropolitan area. She trained dogs for basic and advanced obedience, protection, and theatrical work, and enjoyed teaching...

A Novel Nutritional Approach to Rearing Organic Pastured Broiler Chickens (Part 2)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm EST

Join eOrganic for a webinar on pastured poultry by Michael Lilburn and Larry Phelan of the Ohio State University on February 16, 2016 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration...

Raising ducks for meat production

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 11:30 am EST - Presented by Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins, an Extension Field Specialist with the University of New Hampshire Extension Service, will discussing the production and processing of ducks for meat production. Topics to be covered include breed selection, housing, general management and processing. Dot...

Raising chickens for meat production

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 11:30 am EST - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

More people desire to purchase meat locally. That has resulted in increased small-scale chicken meat production farms. This webinar will discuss breed choice, housing options, feeds and feeding as well as food safety concerns related to local chicken meat production. Dr....