poultry feed Tag

Scientists from USDA Agricultural Research Service are collaborating in an innovative, cross-disciplinary project designed to turn nuisance insects into poultry feed, reports Iowa Ag Connection. The project proposes chemical-free traps for crop pests such as mosquitos, which are then utilized as poultry feed. The researchers say chickens love the high-protein feed, which they believe could help pack eggs with extra nutrients. The team's goal is to fabricate a trap that could be built inexpensively from components available at the local hardware store....

Three new research reports on projects led by farmers and conducted on-farm have been published by Practical Farmers of Iowa. The research is part of the organization's farmer-led research program. These reports relate the results of trials in feeding whey to pastured broiler chickens, using clover as a companion cover crop or living mulch with corn, and planting corn in 60-inch row widths for interseeding cover crops. The reports are available free online. ...