Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University. Not complete listing and contains information on some breeds and strains not recognized by the American Poultry Assn.
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy 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.
Prepared by Peter R. Ferket, Extension Poultry Nutritionist, North Carolina State University
Prepared by Gary S. Davis and Ken E. Anderson, North Carolina State University.
By: Phillip J. Clauer, Poultry Extension Specialist, VA. Tech
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.
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.
Older publication from U of CA
Excellent publication for Getting started or the experienced. By: Phillip J. Clauer and John Skinner, Extension Specialist , University of Wisconsin.