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Predator Management for Small and Backyard Poultry Flocks

Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

New date and time - September 9, 2013 at 7 PM Eastern Time Controlling predators is a common problem with small and backyard poultry flocks. Thomas Barnes, PhD, will discuss predator identification and means to minimize their impact. Barnes is the Kentucky state Extension...

Considerations for Raising Chickens in the Mountains

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT

Learn about some of the major considerations when raising chickens in the mountains. Eric McPhail, Colorado State University Extension Director in Gunnison County, will discuss food, shelter, water, and predator protection as well as how to manage egg and meat production. To...

Safe handling of eggs from small and backyard poultry flocks

Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

Many backyard flock owners are producing more eggs than they can eat and are considering selling the extras. Those with larger flocks often sell eggs in the Farmers' Market. This webinar will discuss the safe handling of eggs from production to the table. The presenter is Dr....

Preparing poultry for show

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

The size of poultry makes them an excellent animal project for 4-Hers living in both the rural and urban areas. Many 4-Hers raising poultry enter their birds in at least one poultry show. It is important to know how to prepare you birds to allow them to show their best...

Raising exhibition poultry

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

There has been a growing interest in raising small poultry flocks. For those interested in raising purebred birds, Jesse Lyons will be discussion raising exhibition poultry. Mr. Lyons is an Extension Associate at the University of Missouri specializing in poultry. He is also...

Cooking your way to the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT

There are three cooking-related contests at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference - The chicken and turkey barbecue contests and the egg preparation demonstration contest. The barbecue contests involve skills in starting a fire, barbecuing, preparation of a product, and...

Raising guinea fowl

Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

There has been growing interest in raising guinea fowl. The reasons vary from income (from meat and/or eggs), guard duty, to insect control. Dr. Samuel Nahashon from Tennessee State University will discuss keeping small flocks of guinea fowl. Dr. Nahashon is a Research...

Producing poultry meat on pastures

Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT

There has been an increased demand for pasture-raised meat, including poultry. The webinar will cover a variety of issues related to raising poultry on pasture. Dr. Anne Fanatico will be discussing various aspects of raising poultry on pasture. Dr. Fanatico is an Assistant...

Coaching a 4-H poultry judging team

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT

4-H poultry judging contests teach participants to make decisions in an orderly manner, use reasoning skills, and to communicate decisions. They also learn to use USDA grading criteria to determine the quality of ready-to-cook poultry and eggs. Participants evaluate groups of...

Participating in the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST

The National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference is where competition and fellowship develop the next generation of leaders. Life skills learned in the events include becoming an informed consumer; food safety; leadership; communication skills; problem solving and decision making....

So you want to raise turkeys

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm EST

After enjoying turkey for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas are you having thoughts of raising your own for 2013? Dr. Brigid McCrea will be discussing what is involved in raising a home turkey flock. Dr. McCrea serves as Associate Professor and Extension Poultry Specialist at...

Winter care of small and backyard flocks

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm EST

Most poultry can handle cold weather very well as long as they are sheltered from wind and kept dry. To keep hens laying, however, requires light supplementation. We'll be discussing what is involved in keeping poultry productive through the cold weather of winter.

Poultry break even calculator for small and backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm EST

Learn how to use a spreadsheet for your backyard, small scale or medium-sized poultry enterprise with a free 60-minute eXtension webinar to be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7 PM eastern time. Adam Hady of Wisconsin Extension developed a spreadsheet designed to help...

Controlling Listeria for RTE Meat and Poultry

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm EST

Controlling Listeria: What You Need to Know about USDA’s New Guidance A Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network webinar, co-sponsored by the American Association of Meat Processors, the American Meat Science Association, and the North American Meat Association In September,...

Producer Association Efforts to Address Carbon Footprints: Pork and Poultry

Friday, June 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Rick Stowell

Have you wondered how food animal producer groups have responded to the attention given to their industries as sources of greenhouse gas emissions? Are they resting on their laurels since livestock and poultry production has been shown to be a relatively minor contributor to...