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Alternative to Antibiotic Created to Combat a Major Poultry Disease

By   /  July 12, 2021  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  No Comments

Thanks to Autumn Canaday of the Agricultural Research Service for this article. Researchers at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and US Biologic, Inc., have developed an oral solution to an antibiotic alternative that fights against poultry coccidiosis, a disease that costs the poultry industry $3.5B in annual losses worldwide. Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease that […]

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A Grazing Chart for Pastured Broilers

By   /  March 29, 2021  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  3 Comments

  My family and I operate Wrong Direction Farm in Upstate New York. We sell our pasture raised chicken, turkey and grass fed beef directly to customers in our region. On our farm, pasture raised broiler chickens are the largest and most complex enterprise. The poultry don’t require as much land base as our beef […]

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Considering Adding Broilers? Here’s a Tool to Help You Plan

By   /  January 11, 2021  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Considering Adding Broilers? Here’s a Tool to Help You Plan

Poultry processing regulations are one of the primary challenges for small farms hoping to add broilers to their farms. To give small farms a chance, in many states, there are exemptions for small farms to make. You’ll need to check your local regulations, but here in Vermont, the 1,000 or less bird exemption allows farms […]

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Multi-species Grazing – Diversification Instead of Expansion

By   /  April 13, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Multi-species Grazing – Diversification Instead of Expansion

This week, we’re talking a bit about diversification, providing some examples of what it might look for different operations and how folks make the decision to diversify. This example comes to us from Suzanne and George England. We also share a story about the Anderson’s of Whitman, Nebraska who describe how they decide which enterprises […]

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Stone Barns Mobile Chicken Coop Free DIY Plans

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Livestock, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Stone Barns Mobile Chicken Coop Free DIY Plans

Check out this short video showing Stone Barns’ mobile chicken coop. It was built with materials available at any hardware or farm supply store, and designed to be customizable for each farmer’s particular operation. Special thanks to former Farm Data Coordinator Shannon Rooney for making the CAD drawings.  Download the plans now to build your […]

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