Small-Scale Livestock Production

By: Margo Hale, Linda Coffey, Terrell Spencer, and Andy Pressman
September 2011


Livestock is a potentially profitable enterprise for small-scale agricultural operations. Livestock can offer a farm new revenue streams as well as increased fertility and weed control. Benefits and challenges of raising livestock on a small farm are discussed here, including particular considerations related to producing poultry, rabbits, hogs, sheep and goats, bees, and cattle. Resources for further reading are provided.

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