Poultry Farmer Workshop
Date: February 22, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Contact: Dr. Maurice Pitesky: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us at the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, OR to connect with other beginning farmers and learn from our speakers! This workshop is $20 for the day (10am - 3pm) with light refreshments provide. Please note that you will have to pay to park on campus.
Breed Selection (Dr. James Hermes):
This talk will discuss selecting breeds for your pastured poultry operation, concentrating on commercial egg and meat breeds. The talk will address the breed origins, groupings, determination of breeds, and more. Dr. James Hermes is the Extension Poultry Specialist and Associate Professor of Animal Science in the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences at Oregon State University. He teaches beginning and advanced courses in poultry production as well as Introduction to Animal Science, a required course for all incoming Animal Science freshmen students. In recent years, Dr. Hermes has focused his research on Northwest grown alternative feed ingredients for small flock poultry production.
Management and Housing (Dr. Todd Kelman):
This talk will focus on management of pastured poultry flocks as well as design and material considerations for coops for small flocks raised in a free-range or pastured poultry environment. Dr. Todd Kelman is a veterinarian and engineer at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Poultry Nutrition Basics (Dr. James Hermes):
During this session we will discuss poultry feeding and nutrition with a focus on some of the challenges of feeding pastured and free-range poultry. Nutritional requirements for growth and egg production will be explained and some of the feeding misconceptions, that have become popular in recent years, will be discussed.
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