livestock


Establishing a small-scale, sustainable, pastured poultry operation

By Melanie Bare and Christine Ziegler-Ulsh The word sustainable is defined as “a method of harvesting or using a resource that replaces and renews the resource, rather than depleting or permanently damaging it”. In agriculture, sustainability is achieved balancing ecological … Continued

Organic Valley and Rodale Institute Partner to Make Good Organic Neighbors

Farmer-owned cooperative and PA-based nonprofit help neighboring dairy farm transition to organic La Farge, Wis., and Kutztown, Pa., (July 19, 2012) – Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, and Rodale Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic … Continued

Getting started with pastured chickens, Part II

By Jean Nick Originally posted on July 14, 2005 Here’s a compilation of what we’ve learned from various sources (and trial and error) about getting started raising hens on pasture for egg production (we’ve also picked up a great deal of information on … Continued

Do-it-yourself poultry processing made easy — sort of

By Skip Connett Originally posted on June 16, 2005 Ruth and Denny Noel have agriculture degrees from Texas A & M, but no degree–except perhaps one in regulatory bureaucracy–could have prepared them for building an on-farm poultry processing facility and … Continued