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Livestock: Poultry


chickensImproving sustainability in poultry production means not only reducing costs and maximizing productivity but also a focus on bird health and welfare and other societal concerns. Large-scale production has led to geographical concentration of birds and their waste products, creating environmental concerns in some parts of the country in terms of water and air quality. Consumers have increasing concerns about food safety (food-born pathogens, pesticide residues, additives, antibiotic residues/resistance), nutritional (fat content, fatty acid profile, vitamins), value (appearance, flavor, traceability, regional production), and production process concerns (animal welfare, genetically modified organisms, environmental impact, worker safety, social justice), etc. Read more »

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Bourbon Red Turkey" Slow Poultry" refers to poultry and sustainable production practices that support the ideology of the Slow Food movement, which centers on diversity in gastronomy, agriculture, and the environment. Slow Food is an international movement that seeks to preserve unique tastes and diversity as food products become more uniform across the globe. Slow Food includes conserving the livestock and poultry breeds, as well as crops, that contribute to diversity, because breeds and production practices are often specific to a particular region. Slow Food is often characterized as "good, clean, and fair food" because of its freshness and taste, environmentally-sound production practices, and fair price to producers. Read more >>

 

NCAT Poultry Publications


Alternative Poultry Production Systems and Outdoor Access - IP300

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Arsenic in Poultry Litter: Organic Regulations - IP266

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

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Label Rouge: Pasture-Based Poultry Production in France - IP202

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Legal Issues For Small-scale Poultry Processors - IP199

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Meat Chicken Breeds for Pastured Production - IP256

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Organic Livestock Feed Suppliers Database - IP171

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Organic Poultry Production in the United States - IP331

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Organic Poultry Production: Providing Adequate Methionine - IP363

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Parasite Management for Natural and Organic Poultry: Blackhead in Turkeys - IP372

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Parasite Management for Natural and Organic Poultry: Coccidiosis - IP245

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

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Pastured Poultry Nutrition and Forages - IP453

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Pastured Poultry: An HPI Case Study Booklet - IP161

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Pastured-Raised Poultry Nutrition - IP227

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Poultry House Management for Alternative Production - IP308

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Poultry: Equipment for Alternative Production - IP295

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Range Poultry Housing - CT125

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Ratite Production: Ostrich, Emu & Rhea - CT087

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Small Poultry Processing Plants and Services Database

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Small-Scale Egg Handling - IP348

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Small-Scale Poultry Processing - IP231

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Links to Non-NCAT Poultry Information

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association
Guidance for Determining Whether a Poultry Slaughter or Processing Operation is Exempt from Inspection Requirements of the Poultry Products Inspection Act
[PDF/437KB]
Legal Issues for Small Scale Poultry Processors
[PDF/172KB]
Meat, Poultry and Egg Product Inspection Directory
NMPAN Guide to State Poultry Processing Regulations
[PDF/541KB]
Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture
The Chicken and Egg Page
Heifer International logoThis educational site is sponsored by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) a private, non-profit organization, with many contributions from Heifer International.

 

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