Tag Archives: Poultry

Rules for Antimicrobial Drug Use in Food Animals

On October 1, 2015, United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules changed for the use of certain antimicrobial drugs (antibiotics) commonly used in livestock production. Craig Lewis, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, Veterinary Medical Officer, Office of the Center Director Center for … Continue reading

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Energy conservation opportunities in broiler & breeder poultry operations

Poultry operators may increase their profitability by lowering their energy expenses. Dennis Brothers, Extension poultry housing specialist with the National Poultry Technology Center (NPTC) of Auburn University, led a webinar on this topic called “Poultry Operations: Broiler and Breeder Energy Conservation … Continue reading

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Alternate Feeds for Organic Pastured Chickens

Small-scale organic farms can use pastured broiler chickens as a valuable contributions to their crop rotation program. Chicken manure and chicken feed crops contribute to soil fertility. Farm-produced cereal grains like Naked or Hullless Oats are great ingredients for organic poultry diets. … Continue reading

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Eastern RI 4-H Country Fair includes livestock competitions

Thousands of families enjoyed another great weekend at the Eastern RI 4-H Country Fair at Glen Park in Portsmouth, RI on July 21 and 22, 2012. A dedicated committee of farmers and volunteers has hosted a fun-filled family weekend for … Continue reading

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