Episode 107. Alternative Feed for Poultry

In this episode, Margo Hale, Regional Director of NCAT’s Southeast Regional office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, talks with Dr. Anne Fanatico about ecological poultry production and alternative feeds for poultry diets. Anne teaches and conducts research at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. They talk about poultry feed and alternatives to the standard corn and soybean diet, including insects, worms, and potatoes. They also discuss practical tips for ecological poultry production.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Margo Hale directly at margoh@ncat.org.

ATTRA Resources:

Pastured Poultry Nutrition and Forages

Pastured-Raised Poultry Nutrition

Poultry Production: Providing Adequate Methionine

Integrating Livestock and Crops

Vermicomposting: The Basics

Other Resources:

Producing and Using Black Soldier Fly Larvae in Small Poultry Flocks (webinar)

Sustainable Fish and Invertebrate Meals for Methionine and Protein Feeds in Organic Poultry Production – The Journal of Applied Poultry Research

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association

Fertrell Company – Natural and Organic Fertilizer, Soil Amendments and Livestock Nutrition

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