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Hosted by Mike Badger, Pastured Poultry Talk aims to inspire pastured poultry producers to build better businesses, solve problems, and integrate new ideas.
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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 25, 2016

In this episode, we provide you with some show updates and explain our infrequency and most importantly, tell you how we're moving forward. Mike has upgraded his podcast studio--what do you think about the sound?

We also share one of the hottest pastured poultry events happening in the February in conjunction with the Mother Earth News Fair in Belton, TX. Including a dinner reception with Joel Salatin that's sponsored by Yanmar. Details at http://www.apppa.org/content/21994

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Jan 4, 2016

Mike interviews Mark Kastel of Cornucopia Institute to discuss the Institute's report "Scrambled Eggs: Separating Factory Farm Egg Production from Authentic Organic Agriculture." The gold standard in organic egg production, according to Mark, is smaller, pasture-raised flocks, and these are the farms that earn the coveted 5-egg rating in the accompanying egg scorecard. 

At about 14 minutes, Mark starts drawing a distinction between pasture-raised and enhanced outdoor access. Enhanced outdoor access (a 4 egg rating), he says, is what mainstream organic consumers think they're getting, but the prevailing marketplace reality is not even close.

This short interview will give you insights into the organic egg production, but the full report is recommended reading as it demonstrates a understanding of pasture-raised in the context of the issues facing farmers.

Resources:

Organic Egg Scorecard

Cornucopia's Scrambled Egg Report

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