Pastured Poultry Profits


Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
ISBN: 9780963810908
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 334
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Raising Poultry on Pasture

Ten Years of Success
Author: Jody Padgham
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 254
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A comprehensive guidebook for those interested in raising poultry on pasture, this reference is organized in an easy-to-use format with topics ranging frombrooding to processing, laying hens to broilers and turkeys, shelter designs, and marketing. (Technology-Agriculture)

You Can Farm

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farm Enterprise
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
ISBN: 9780963810922
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 480
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Folks, This Ain't Normal

A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455505684
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact. Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture" and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote. Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice--practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure--make FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL a must-read book.

Pastured Egg Farming - Starting Out


Author: Lee McCosker
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326931245
Category: Reference
Page: 98
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This book is an introduction to the business of farming pastured eggs for profit for Australian producers. Its aim is to not only arm you with all the 'must do's', but to give you a clear understanding of why the must do's are so important. Pastured egg farming can be very rewarding and quickly turn a profit but your pastured egg farming success will depend on how well equipped you are with the right knowledge and prepared for what is ahead. Knowing how things work and why they do puts you in the driver's seat and better able to steer your new business towards becoming a highly productive farm with the best outcomes for the welfare and health of your hens and that means, a healthy bottom line.

The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse

Building a Humane Chicken-Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System
Author: Ali Berlow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428844
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 144
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If you’re raising poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane slaughterhouse, a mobile slaughter and processing unit may be the solution. Ali Berlow shows you how to build a unit that accommodates all types of poultry and can easily be moved to any location, making it a great cooperative investment for a community of small-scale farmers. Covering the mechanics of construction, sanitation, safety, and permitting processes, this guide shows you how a mobile slaughterhouse can make your poultry operation more self-sufficient.

Family Friendly Farming

A Multi-generational Home-based Business Testament
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
ISBN: 9780963810939
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 402
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Everything I Want to Do is Illegal


Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
ISBN: 9780963810953
Category: Social Science
Page: 338
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Discusses the struggles that farmers have with government regulations and perceptions from the public over food fears, and looks for solutions to these problems.

Your Successful Farm Business

Production, Profit, Pleasure
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface
ISBN: 9780963810984
Category: Agricultural ecology
Page: 300
View: 406
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Twenty years ago Joel Salatin wrote You Can Farm, which has launched thousands of farm entrepreneurs around the world. With another 20 years of experience under his belt, bringing him to the half-century mark as a full-time farmer, he decided to build on that foundation with a sequel, a graduate level curriculum. Everyone who reads and enjoys that previous work will benefit from this additional information. In those 20 years, Polyface Farm progressed from a small family operation to a 20-person, 6,000-customer, 50-restaurant business, all without sales targets, government grants, or an off-farm nest egg. As a germination tray for new farmers ready to take over the 50 percent of America's agricultural equity that will become available over the next two decades, Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley stands as a beacon of hope in a food and farming system floundering in dysfunction: toxicity, pathogenicity, nutrient deficiency, bankruptcy, geezers, and erosion. Speaking into that fear and confusion, Salatin offers a pathway to success, with production, profit, and pleasure thrown in for good measure.

Feeding Pasture Raised Poultry


Author: Jeff Mattocks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989332804
Category:
Page: 101
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The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer


Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface
ISBN: 9780963810960
Category: Social Science
Page: 315
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Fields of Farmers

Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, Germinating
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface Incorporated
ISBN: 9780963810977
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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The aging farmer phenomenon is new and presents both unprecedented crisis and opportunity. Opening his heart and life, Joel Salatin uses his Polyface Farm experience to encouraged multi-generational farm relationships and germinate a new generation of young farmers.

Chicken Tractor 3rd Edition

The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil
Author: Andrew W. Lee,Patricia Louise Foreman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984338207
Category: Gardening
Page: 312
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Chicken Tractor The Homestead (3rd) Edition This is the book that tells you how to integrate small flocks of poultry in with family food production. There is a "back to the land" movement happening across the world, and it's happening in backyards and on small parcels of land. Chicken tractor systems have become so popular that the term "chicken tractor" is a household word. This is the definitive book that leads the way. Learn how you can: Raise homestead flocks for eggs, meat and money. Use chickens to create super-rich soils that enable hyper-productive gardens. Easily, step-by-step, process poultry at home. Build custom chicken tractors for your homestead. Make a straw bale coop for your flock. Understand how to select, buy and raise the best chickens for your goals. Chicken Tractor is a revolutionary, practical, hands-on book that has helped tens of thousands of gardeners create better gardens. It has changed the lives of millions of chickens all across the planet. In a world full of theory and unapplied academics, Chicken Tractor shines as a sterling example of a practical prototype developed by dirt-under-the-fingernails, creative thinkers. The simple elegance in design and description challenge me afresh to smack my forehead and exclaim "now why didn't I think of that"! In our efforts to bring new paradigms to poultry production, we share a common vision, a brand-new ethics of excellence for proper models, delicious food and local profit potentials. - Joel Salatin, Author and Polyface Farmer

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit
Author: Jennifer Megyesi
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634500261
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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Finally backyard farmers who want to keep a few hens for eggs have a bible that's attractive enough to leave out on the coffee table, and inexpensive enough to purchase on a whim. This comprehensive guide, written in charming prose from the perspective of an organic farmer, will appeal to readers who are interested in raising chickens, or simply want the best knowledge about how to cook them. With this in mind, farmer and animal expert Jennifer Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising the birds—general biology, health, food, choosing breeds, and so on—and she cuts through the smoke to identify what terms like "organic," "free-range," and so on really mean for poultry farmers and consumers. No chicken book would be complete without information on how to show chickens for prizes, and this is no different, but The Joy of Keeping Chickens also stresses the importance of self-sustainability and organic living, and the satisfaction of keeping heirloom breeds. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive nature of this readable, informative guide, and Megyesi's enthusiasm about keeping chickens. Coupled with Geoff Hansen's gorgeous full-color photographs, this text makes for an instant classic in the category.

Hatching & Brooding Your Own Chicks

Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 160342878X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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Gail Damerow shows you how to incubate, hatch, and brood baby chickens, ducklings, goslings, turkey poults, and guinea keets. With advice on everything from selecting a breed and choosing the best incubator to feeding and caring for newborn chicks in a brooder, this comprehensive guide also covers issues like embryo development, panting chicks, and a variety of common birth defects. Whether you want to hatch three eggs or one hundred, you’ll find all the information you need to make your poultry-raising operation a success.

Patrick's Great Grass Adventure

With Greg the Grass Farmer
Author: Joel Salatin,Rachel Salatin
Publisher: Polyface
ISBN: 9780963810991
Category: Farms
Page: 36
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Patrick Pigeon yearns for green grass and follows Greg the grass farmer home to an ideal home with lush pasture.

The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

Respecting and Caring for All God's Creation
Author: Joel Salatin
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 1455536962
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles. What on earth is THE MARVELOUS PIGNESS OF PIGS? It's an inspiring call to action for people of faith . . . a heartfelt plea to heed the Bible's guidance . . . . It's an important and thought-provoking explanation of how by simply appreciating the marvelous pigness of pigs, we are celebrating the Glory of God. As a man of deep faith and student of the Bible, and as a respected and successful ecological family farmer, Joel Salatin knows that God created heaven and earth and meant for all living organisms to be true to their nature and their endowed holy purpose. He intended for us to respect and care for His gift of creation, not to ravage and mistreat it for our own pleasure or wealth. The example that inspires the book's title explains what Salatin means: when huge corporate farms confine pigs in cramped and dark pens, inject them with antibiotics and feed them herbicide-saturated food simply to increase profits, they are not respecting them as a creation of God or allowing them to express even their most rudimentary uniqueness - that special role that is part of His design. Every living organism has a God-given uniqueness to its life that must be honored and respected, and too often that is not happening today. Salatin shows us the long overlooked ethics and instructions in the Bible for how to eat, how to shop, how to think about how we farm and feed the world. Through scripture and Biblical stories, he shows us why it's more vital than ever to look to the good book rather than corporate America when feeding the country and your family. Salatin makes a compelling case for Christian stewardship of the earth and how it relates to every action we take regarding our food. He also opens our eyes to a common misconception many Christians may have about environmentalism: it's not a bad thing, and definitely not just the province of secular liberals; it's really a very good thing, part of heeding God's Word. With warmth and with humor, but with no less piercing criticism of the industrial food complex, Salatin brings readers on a fascinating journey of farming, food and faith. Readers will not say grace over their plates the same way ever again.

Humane and Healthy Poultry Production

A Manual for Organic Growers
Author: Karma Glos
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603583580
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 128
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Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on: Organic poultry basics Establishing the facilities (housing and equipment, choosing and using litter, outdoor access, brooding, grazing and pasturing) Purchasing and brooding chicks Organic feed and supplements Poultry health care in the organic system Management challenges (production and culling, spotted shells, yolk color) Slaughter and Processing Marketing Production expectations and economic viability

Stress-Free Chicken Tractor Plans

An Easy to Follow, Step-By-Step Guide to Building Your Own Chicken Tractors.
Author: John Suscovich
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996567480
Category:
Page: 88
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Inside these pages, you will find step-by-step instructions for a mobile broiler chicken shelter for pastured poultry that is used by farmers and homesteaders all over the country. Raising chickens on grass provides them with a healthy lifestyle and a delicious flavor. You can raise just enough of them to feed your family or scale up to include pastured poultry as a profitable part of your farm business. John Suscovich has raised thousands of chickens using these mobile shelters, a main enterprise on his farm in Connecticut. These chicken tractors were created using the best elements from other designs. They are easy to move and provide a good life for the chickens. With a little bit of creativity, they can also be modified for seasonal egg-layer housing, rabbits, ducks and forts for your kids. Not only does this book contain the plans and supply list to build your first chicken tractor, but it gives you some insight into how to use it and what mindset you should have if you are to become a happy and successful farmer. John also walks you through the light carpentry skills you need to build these chicken tractors and teaches you the most commonly used knots on a farm. You may learn these skills for this project, but you'll be able to apply them on your farm for years to come.