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By Ann Baier, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist I recently had the opportunity to talk with Edgar Mendoza Samaniego of Sol Seeker Farm, in the Spanish-language podcast Producción Avícola de Pastoreo, about the business of raising poultry on pasture. Our conversation addresses some of the many questions that all new farmers need to ask: How can this poultry enterprise be economically viable? What are the steps to establish layer and/or meat bird enterprises? What are the key start-up costs and investments for each type of enterprise? How can I maintain cash flow for my farm and family? What are the phases of growing...

NCAT Southeast Regional Director and Livestock Specialist Margo Hale and I are doing a series on getting started in livestock: see blog posts 41 and 42, and listen to podcast episodes 179 and 182 to read or hear our discussions. We have a lot more to say on the subject. We often joke that episodes might be titled, “What Linda Should Have Done,” and so I offer to you some stories in hopes that I might save you some hard lessons. I’m focusing on our sheep enterprise to keep this post short, and also because we learned the most...