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Chicken Library in Special Collections

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Chicken Library in Special Collections

Though over 75% of you are focused on raising beef, information on raising chickens is always a big draw here at On Pasture. To make it easier to get right to these articles, we put together a “Chicken Library.” Here you go. Just click, scan through to find a topic you’re interested and read away! […]

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Growing Our Poultry Operation with Our Own USDA Inspected Processing Plant

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  2 Comments

Maple Wind Farm, owned by Bruce Hennessey and Beth Whiting, is a diversified, pasture-based livestock, organic vegetable, and maple products farm located on two conserved properties in Huntington and Richmond, VT. Here’s how they worked through the process of growing their pastured poultry business with their own processing facility.

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Heritage Turkeys – These Breeds Are a Tasty Alternative

By   /  November 21, 2016  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  2 Comments

Of the 200,000,000 turkeys that are raised annually, only about 25,000 are heritage breeds. The reason for this is economics. The modern hybrid variety (Broad Breasted Bronze or Giant White) grows much more quickly. It is ready for market at 14 to 16 weeks compared to 25 to 30 weeks for a heritage breed. That […]

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Need An Additional Income Stream? Rent The Chicken!

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Livestock, Poultry, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Need An Additional Income Stream? Rent The Chicken!

A google search for “crazy business ideas” turns into a full time job and affiliates nation wide. Would it work for you?

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The Accidental Chicken Farmer Makes a Profit On Purpose

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Livestock, Money Matters, Poultry, Start Ups  /  2 Comments

Josh Slingerland became a farmer by accident. He was trying to drop his kids off at day care on the way to his welding job, but the day care was closed for good. The solution to their sudden child care problem? Start a poultry-based farm. Since then he’s planned everything out, and three years in, […]

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