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Charge MORE For Your Eggs. Your Neighbors Will Thank You!

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Livestock, Marketing, Money Matters, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Charge MORE For Your Eggs. Your Neighbors Will Thank You!

It’s the time of year when things are evening out for those of us with livestock. We have set the pace and are beginning to settle into our smooth summer stride. Most of the animals are now busy raising their young, chewing their cud, and enlarging their wallows. For the people raising laying hens this […]

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You Can Mob Graze With Chickens!

By   /  August 8, 2016  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on You Can Mob Graze With Chickens!

Mob grazing is basically putting lots of animals on a small area and then moving them from place to place so that they get fed, and the trampled forage and manure and urine they leave behind feeds the soil. It’s easy to imagine with cows, and sheep, and maybe even goats? But chickens? Forrest Pritchard […]

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How To’s for Pastured Poultry Egg Production Success

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on How To’s for Pastured Poultry Egg Production Success

Demand for eggs from pasture-based poultry is increasing. Setting up and operating a system in which laying hens forage and range outdoors can be quite an undertaking, but can yield benefits such as boosted soil fertility, farm diversification, increased animal welfare, and eggs with increased nutritional value. Some of the key elements of pastured-poultry egg […]

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Egg Production: What You Need to Do and Charge to Make It Pay

By   /  May 2, 2016  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  7 Comments

I adore eggs, the way they look with their different shades of white, off-white, tan, brown, green, and blue, their smooth shell, their sensual shape. I love to eat eggs, the quick and easy package of calories, protein, and nutrients they provide and the myriad of ways they can be cooked. In fact, I just […]

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Making a Livestock Farm Work

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Making a Livestock Farm Work

Got some chores to do and need something to listen to while you’re at it? Here’s a great podcast about raising and direct marketing chickens, pigs, sheep and cows, all on leased land!

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