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Organic livestock markets are growing, and organic livestock can be successfully marketed at premium prices. This group of resources focuses on the business and economics of organic livestock production.

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Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economics


Publications

Adding Value to Farm Products: An Overview - IP141

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Agricultural Business Planning Templates and Resources - RL042

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Aquaculture Enterprises: Considerations and Strategies - IP353

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Building a Montana Organic Livestock Industry - IP346

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Dairy Farm Sustainability Checksheet - IP174

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Dairy Resource List: Organic and Pasture-Based - IP307

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Evaluating a Farming Enterprise - IP041

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Grazing Calculator: Extended Cow Calf Pair - IP458

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Grazing Contracts for Livestock - IP247

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Grazing Networks for Livestock Producers - CT166

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Growing Your Range Poultry Business: An Entrepreneur's Toolbox - IP211

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Irrigated Pastures: Setting Up an Intensive Grazing System That Works - IP456

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Keys to Success in Value-Added Agriculture - IP172

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Meat Plants: Improving Profitability in Small and Very Small Operations - IP385

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Natural Livestock Feasibility Study - IP347

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Organic System Plans: Livestock Production - IP342

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Pastured Poultry Budgets: Slow Growing Broiler and Organic Comparisons - IP361

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Planning for Profit in Sustainable Farming - IP419

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Positive Practices in Farm Labor Management - IP324

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Putting a Hand on Them - How to Tell When Your Lamb is Finished - IP468

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Small Ruminant Checksheet Quick Start - IP259

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Small-Scale Egg Handling - IP348

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Small-Scale Intensive Farm Publications CD - IP418

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Small-Scale Livestock Production - IP411

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Why Intensive Grazing on Irrigated Pastures? - IP457

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Links to Other Business, Entrepreneurship, and Economics Information

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)
Iowa State University
Building a Sustainable Business: A Guide to Developing a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses
Country Natural Beef
Example of a Livestock Farmer Marketing Cooperative.
CROPP Cooperative (Organic Valley)
Example of a Livestock Farmer Marketing Cooperative.
Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Inspection Directory
Oregon State University Extension Small Farms Program
USDA Livestock and Grain Market News, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperatives Program
Value Chain Partnerships

 

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