Short Course in Pastured Poultry Production
This course will cover raising poultry for meat
in a pasture setting.
Specific topics that will be discussed include:
Growing, Buying, & Mixing Feed
Animal Health and Disease
A chicken breed trial is underway this summer at the Organic farm at WSU Puyallup. Slow Cornish chickens (pictured at left) are being compared to Cornish Cross for feed conversion efficiency and other traits. Both breeds will be mature and on display during the field portion of the class.
Jim Hermes, Extension Poultry Specialist, OSU
Rocio Crespo, Avian Health and Food Safety Lab, WSU
Katherine Withey, Organic Livestock Certification Coordinator, WSDA
Individual classes range from 20 to 60 minutes and are available for $0 to $10.
You may sign up for classes here
More Small Farms Team Poultry Resources
Videos on poultry dips and farming systems research (including poultry in pasture rotation)
Previous research reports from the Organic Farming and Nutrient Research Team at WSU Puyallup
A Cultivating Success program sponsored by WSU’s Small Farms Team