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Growing Your Range Poultry Business: An Entrepreneur's Toolbox

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By Anne Fanatico and David Redhage

Published: 2002

Updated: 2002



63 pages


This Toolbox is written for anyone who desires to make a profit from range poultry production, whether by direct-marketing 'pastured poultry,' building a processing plant, or working cooperatively with other producers. This Toolbox was produced by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture as part of a Heifer International project to enhance the opportunities to expand range poultry businesses.

Table of Contents

Using the Toolbox
Personal & Family Considerations and Choosing an Enterprise
Marketing: Will it Sell?
Production: Can it Be Done?
Profitability: Will it Make Money?
Financial Reality: Can You Afford to Do It?
Developing a Business Plan From the Feasibility Study
Record Keeping
Assistance and Resources
Working Together
Producer Profiles
Appendix A: Decision Tree
Appendix B: Pasture Pen Budget
Appendix C: Net-Range Budget
Appendix D: MPU Budget
Appendix E: Small Plant Budget
Appendix F: Sensitivity Analyses
Appendix G: Project Summary

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