by American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. ALBC is a clearing-house for information on livestock and genetic diversity. These breeds are threatened because agriculture has changed. Modern food production now favors the use of a few highly specialized breeds selected for maximum output in a controlled environment. Many traditional livestock breeds have lost popularity and are threatened with extinction. These traditional breeds are an essential part of the American agricultural inheritance. Not only do they evoke our past, they are also an important resource for our future. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, founded in 1977, is the only organization in the U.S. working to conserve rare breeds and genetic diversity in livestock.
Leg problems can occur in fast-growing strains of broilers and turkeys. These disorders are not unique to small flocks; they also occur in commercial broiler and turkey flocks.
Author: Beyer, R. Scott
A sound nutrition program is essential to a successful poultry operation. From an economic standpoint, feeding accounts for 60 to 70 percent of the cost of production.
Author(s): Beyer, R. Scott, Wilson, Kenneth J.
Ninth Revised Edition, 1994 Ninth Revised Edition, 1994 (1994) This edition includes more discussion on key facets of nutrients, nutrient requirements, and nutrient sources. Detailed documentation of the scientific literature used to establish or estimate the requirements is also included in Appendix A. Energy, specific nutrients, and certain non-nutritive feed ingredients are discussed in general terms in Chapter 1. Nutrient requirements for specific types of poultry are presented and discussed in Chapters 2 through 6, with each chapter devoted to a different type.
By: Francine A. Bradley Extension Poultry Specialist University of California, Avian Sciences Department, Davis.
Symptoms, control, and prevention of blackhead disease in Kansas turkeys and gamebirds.
Author(s): Beyer, Scott R., Moritz, J.S.
Individuals may raise and process poultry broilers using simple equipment, and achieve results with no more food safety risk than broilers purchased at the supermarket.
Raising turkeys can be a satisfying educational activity as well as a source of economical, high-quality meat for your family and friends. By raising a small flock of turkeys, you can produce the freshest turkey possible while involving the whole family working with and learning about live animals. This publication describes the different varieties of turkeys as well as provides information about producing, managing, and marketing turkeys. It also provides sample production budgets.
University of California publications addressing the issue of animal care relating to food production in California. This publication is a joint effort of the Poultry Work group, Cooperative Extension, and industry representatives.