Pastured Poultry: Egg Production. Many producers are looking for a cost-efficient way to integrate egg production into their existing farms. This publication examines many of the risk factors that beginning poultry farmers should consider before acquiring a pastured laying flock. It addresses animal-management issues including breed selection, housing, nutrition, predator control, and natural-resource management. It also discusses processing and marketing of the end product, table eggs.
Sustainable Weed Management for Small and Medium-Scale Farms. This publication discusses several strategies, both proactive and reactive, as alternatives to conventional tillage systems. Options include mulching, competition, crop rotations, and low-toxicity control alternatives. A resource list provides sources of further information.
ATTRA's new publication "Pastured Poultry Nutrition and Forages" explores the important role that forages play in pastured poultry production for either meat or egg production. #ATTRA #NCAT #pasturedpoultry
Marketing Manure: A Value-Added Product for Small Operations. Marketing manure can be a beneficial, low-risk way for livestock producers to manage animal waste on their farms while incorporating a value-added product into their overall business plan. This guide discusses the benefits and outlines the considerations involved with integrating a manure-marketing strategy into a farm's business model.
Poultry Basics Tipsheet Chickens are a great addition to any farm or backyard. They can help increase your soil fertility, and even help with controlling pests, while also providing an income stream through the sale of meat and eggs. This tipsheet includes some helpful points on choosing chicken breeds, caring for your flock, and raising a flock in the city.
Want to learn more about organic and reduced-spray management options for disease and pest problems of plums, apricots, and their crosses (pluots, apriums, etc.)? Check out this new publication from ATTRA!
This 150 page "take-to-the-field" guidebook packs an impressive amount of how-to information into a small (4" x 6.5") format that fits into your hip pocket. The book provides clear, step-by-step instructions for managing and maintaining all types of microirrigation systems, including both drip systems and microsprinklers. #ATTRA #Sustainable #Agriculture #Irrigation