Raising Poultry on Pasture: Ten Years of Success
American Pastured Poultry Producers Association, 2006 - Business & Economics - 254 pages
A comprehensive guide-book for those interested in raising poultry on pasture. Numerous articles from a diversity of authors, each highlighting their "lessons learned" and "best practices." Organized in an easy-to-use format, topics range from brooding to processing, laying hens to broilers and turkeys. This book offers everything from the basics to the finest details shared by successful pastured poultry producers. Included are discussions of various shelter designs and comparisons of "day-range" vs "closed shelter" systems. Chapters on Marketing and Equipment help producers make decisions in these areas. Profiles of numerous successful producers and suppliers of specialized equipment from around the U.S. are included. Fully indexed.
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