Raising Heritage Poultry for Profit and Pleasure, June 1

A workshop for small, sustainable poultry farmers interested in breeding, growing and selling standard bred poultry:

Raising Heritage Poultry for Profit and Pleasure
Sustainable Poultry Network
Smiling Cat Farm, 155 Chase Rd, South Hampton, NH
Saturday, June 1, 2013
9am – 5pm

Have you ever tasted a farm-fresh egg or freshly-harvested chicken? Many people are now raising their own poultry for personal use or for sale, making this an exciting time in the poultry industry. The marketplace for historical, heritage breeds of poultry is growing rapidly. Would you like to learn about standard bred poultry? Learn how to breed and reproduce heritage poultry for eggs and meat! Learn about sustainable breeding, and how to market poultry products in stores, restaurants, and in your community! Learn what breeds are on the verge of extinction and how you can be a part of their preservation! During this workshop, you’ll learn how to iden­tify breeds, how to select and breed them legally and safely, how to create an envi­ronment for maximum, natural production, and finally, how to strategically market your poultry for a small farm profit.

• Session 1–2 – “Necessity of Identifying Heritage Poultry”
• Session 3 – “Facilities, Feed and Forage”
• Session 4 – “Selecting Heritage Poultry for Production” (both meat and eggs)
• Session 5 – “Introduction to Breeding Standard Bred Poultry”
• Session 6 – “Budgeting, Marketing and your Small Farm Business Planning”

The Sustainable Poultry Network offers workshops, seminars, and full classes in a wide range of topics regarding sustainable farming with poultry. Workshops, seminars and clinics are taught by the very best instructors and poultry specialists in the country.

Early registration, May 24: $89.
Late registration: $109.

For more information: www.sustainablepoultrynetwork.com

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