Oregon Department of Agriculture works to assist meat processors and livestock producers in Oregon. They have Meat processor resources, Livestock producer direct marketing resources, and more.
Jan 2024 |
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Q: We have a chicken coop that is 25 feet from the well that supplies water to our house and irrigation. The well itself is 60 feet deep, and the pump was replaced about three months ago and completely flushed out. Should we be concerned about contamination of the groundwater from the coop?
Wildfire, via smoke and flames, can endanger the health and productivity of livestock. We are investigating the effects of wildfire—particularly smoke—on cattle. With a more thorough understanding of how wildfire smoke changes animal physiology, we can develop better strategies to alleviate that stress. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about this hazard and our research and outreach projects. Feel free to contact project members at Oregon State University or the University of Idaho with questions.
Raising animals is one of the foundational learning experiences for 4-H youth. Chickens are fairly easy for children to start with, but there is a learning curve. This bulletin conveniently compiles all the ...
Are you thinking about using manure to fertilize your farm but want more information? Properly managed manure applications recycle nutrients to crops, improve soil quality, and protect water quality. From deciding ...