Welcome to a day filled with poultry from chick to chicken dinner with speakers on poultry production, business management, processing and adding value. Featuring Dr. Jeff Mattocks of Fertrell, Inc. (see bio below) who will focus on health and nutrition of pastured poultry, including balancing poultry rations with alternative feeds. Additional speakers will cover market research, processing opportunities and barriers, and preparing birds to maximize consumers' experience and the farmer's bottom line. These sessions are designed for experienced commercial poultry producers, however there is plenty to be learned for poultry producers of all size and scale.
Co-organized by NOFA VT, UVM Extension, and the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Supported by USDA Risk Management and the VT Agriculture Innovation Center.
Registration: Please click here to register or call 802-434-4122.
Dr. Jeff Mattocks Bio:
Jeff has been working with farm livestock and poultry since 1996. He has been actively involved with the feeding and management of Organic and Natural farm animals. This includes formulating diets for all types of farm livestock but mostly for organic producers. He balances feeds with natural inputs for optimum health beliefs. He has been gleaning from successful producers over the years and is sharing these methods of natural health care prevention and management techniques. His primarily focusing on poultry and large ruminants. He is finding that these same principles apply to most forms of livestock and believes that a truly healthy animal with a balance of nutrition, environment and understanding will produce what nature has enabled it to produce.
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