Sessions Tagged With 'small and backyard flocks'

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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

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.

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...

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....

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.

Turkey care and management

Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by David Frame

As you are thinking about Thanksgiving, have you thought about raising your own turkeys, or perhaps raising turkeys for sale? Dr. David Frame from Utah State University will be discussing the care and management of turkey flocks.