Innovative Livestock Systems I

Innovative Livestock Systems I

Innovative Livestock Systems I

A Midwest Homecoming Conference Session

Individual presentations from the Innovative Livestock Systems I session were:

I. Breeding a Better Bird

Hear research results from a study of slow-growing and fast-growing broiler genotypes that measured feed efficiency and weight gain. 
Anne Fanatico, University of Arkansas

 II. The A to Z of Meat Goat Production

Would meat goat production be a profitable enterprise for your farm? Learn the production details, from herd size to grazing management to parasite management. 
Russell Ramsey, University of Missouri Extension

 III. Getting Started with Pastured Poultry

Learn the ropes of pastured poultry production - brooding, pen design, fencing, record keeping and more - from a farm family that launched a poultry farm that grew to 1,000 organic chickens and up to 100 heritage turkeys annually. 
Julie Maro, Coon Creek Family Farm, Mondovi, Wis.

This session was part of the national SARE conference A Midwest Homecoming, held August 15-17, 2006 in Oconomowoc, Wisc.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.