Poultry and Rabbits

Pastured Poultry 101

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Why Pastured Poultry? Alternative Range Systems. Poultry Basics. Recommendations for Success.

Small-Scale Poultry Processing: Mobile & Modular

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The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse

By Ali Berlow, founder of the Island Grown Initiative (and a long-time NMPAN member).

This book is a well-written, thoughtful, and practical manual for building a...

By Lauren Gwin

Mobile Poultry Processing: New Services in the Willamette Valley

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In June, two new mobile poultry processing units began operating in the mid- and south Willamette Valley, offering two different services to Oregon small farmers.

Oregon Mobile Poultry Processing

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By Lauren Gwin

Plant in a Box: A Solution for USDA-Inspected Poultry Processing?

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David Schafer, owner and founder of Featherman Equipment, spends a lot of time thinking about small-scale poultry processing. “Having raised, butchered and sold pastured poultry since 1994,” he knows...

Poultry Feed Trials at Berggren Demonstration Farm

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Interest in alternatives to conventional poultry feed – including feeds that are both GMO-free and not corn- and soy-based – is growing among local poultry producers, partly in response to requests...

Supplemental Feed for Poultry

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Most producers of small poultry flocks have found feed prices increasing over the past several months. This is especially true for certified organic feeds. Much of the increase is related to increases...

By James Hermes

Meat & Poultry Buying at Farmer's Market's: A survey of shoppers at four markets in Oregon

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Farmers’ markets can be a valuable direct marketing channel: market shoppers are often willing to pay more than supermarket prices because they value the freshness of the food and the connection with...

By Lauren Gwin, Larry Lev

USDA-Inspected Poultry Processing in Scio, OR

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Scio Poultry Processing, in Scio, will begin operating as a USDA inspected plant in early October. They will process chickens, ducks, geese, and turkeys under inspection two days a week. Scio Poultry...

By Lauren Gwin

Soy Free Diets For Poultry

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In recent years, there has been interest by small scale poultry producers to not feed soybean meal to their chickens. The reasoning behind this trend varies but most producers have health concerns...

By James Hermes

New Poultry Processing Options in Oregon

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You may have heard about “the chicken bill,” passed by the Oregon legislature and signed by the governor on May 19th, 2011. All the details are not yet worked out, but this new law should give very...

By Lauren Gwin

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