Casey Rogers, Livestock and Poultry Specialist at The Fertrell Company, joins Mike Badger to chat about her pastured poultry field trials in 2015. She's got a cover crop study, a brooding length trial, and a turkey emotions study planned. We also talk about what the optimum poop looks like, and much more.
Each trial will culiminate in a field day at Fertrell with hands on-processing. The processing will be performed by Badger's Millside Farm (that's Mike and Christie Badger). Field days are July 10, August 21, and November 18. Contact Fertrell for more information.
Anna Bassett, Lead Technical Advisor for Animal Welfare Approved (AWA), joins host Grady Phelan to talk about the fundamentals of AWA certification. The AWA standards start with pasture and range. No dirt lot and confinement birds here.
Think AWA certification might be for you? Listen up.
At the Stone Barns Poultry School in March 2015, Mike Badger caught up with poultry author and homesteader Harvey Ussery.
Harvey discusses sustainable poultry, the clan mating system, and the allure of adding heritage breeds to your flock, even for market producers.
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Patricia Foreman, chicken activist and author, joins Pastured Poultry Talk to discuss the importance of having chickens in your life. She's chicken taught and passionate. Pat talks about:
This episode was recorded at the Poultry School at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture on March 28-29, 2015.
Get to know your hosts, Grady Phelan and Mike Badger in the premiere episode of Pastured Poultry Talk. This podcast aims to inspire pastured poultry producers to build better businesses, solve problems, and integrate new ideas.
There's just not a lot of public information, especially in podcast format, about raising poultry on pasture for producers. Grady and Mike aim to change that by bringing you perspectives from around the community.
Grady shares his four point perspective about what pastured poultry means in terms of poultry, pasture, people, and the local economy. We learn a bit out Grady and Mike's pastured poultry adventures and discover that both hosts have started their own poultry breeding programs. Grady is raising Delaware chickens, and Mike is raising Beltsville Small White turkeys.
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