Sessions Tagged With 'small and backyard flocks'

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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.

Raising guinea fowl

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

Guinea fowl are becoming popular for controlling ticks and other insects. If you are interested, or thinking about, raising guinea fowl, this is the webinar for you. Dr. Sam Nahashon from the University of Tennessee...

Overview of chicken anatomy

Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

There is a lot of interest in the general anatomy of chickens. This webinar will give this overview concentrating primarily on the reproductive and digestive systems but will also cover skeletal, muscular, excretory and respiratory systems. Dr. Jacquie Jacob from the...

Preparing poultry for show

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Brigid McCrea

In order to do well in a poultry show it is important that your birds presented in such a way as to highlight their good features. This webinar will discuss how to prepare your birds for show. The presenter will be Dr. Brigid McCrea from Delaware State University. Dr. McCrea...

Update on HPAI Mixed Origin Virus

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT

Dr. David Schmitt, Iowa State Veterinarian and Dr. Beth Thompson, Minnesota State Board of Animal Health provided an update on the HPAI mixed origin virus that had a significant impact on the poultry industry in many states in 2015.Dr. Nathaniel Tablante, University of...

Alternatives to antibiotics in poultry production

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

Poultry producers are frequently looking for treatment options aside from antibiotics. This presentation by Dr. Irene Hanning-Jarquin will provide an overview of herbs, spices and plant extracts as alternatives to antibiotics. Dr. Hanning-Jarquin -...

Neurological diseases of poultry and immunity/vaccination

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by David Frame

The final webinar in this health-related series will focus on the avian immune system and vaccination programs for poultry flocks. As the last in a four part health-related webinar series, Dr. Frame will also discuss things to do to minimize health challenges.

Managing egg laying flocks

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Michael Darre

The last in the five-part egg production webinar series gives an overview of the management of small, commercial, egg laying flocks. Topics to be covered including lighting, ventilation, getting the hens to the nest, culling and general care of pullets and hens. The discussion...

Health problems with the poultry skeletal system

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by David Frame

The third webinar in the health series will look at the skeletal system and different health issues that can develop.

What's New With Bird Flu?

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Nathaniel Tablante

Avian influenza is a disease of wild birds and domestic poultry caused by many different subtypes of Type A influenza virus. The natural reservoir for Type A influenza viruses is wild water birds such as ducks and geese. New influenza A subtypes are continually emerging in...