On February 8, 2018, our Livestock Manager, Craig Haney will be presenting a half day session: Raising Pastured Turkeys for the Holiday Table at the PASA Conference in State College, PA from 9:00am – 12:30pm.
The session will discuss the step by step process from raising day-old poults to the holiday table. Craig will cover the details of husbanding pastured turkeys, giving particular attention to the turkey’s origins, selection of breeds, hybrids vs heritage breeds, economic parameters, brooding, infrastructure, nutritional needs, pasture management, health and common diseases, as well as the special considerations to take into account to process and distribute delicious turkeys for the holidays.
Craig will also be presenting alongside Susan Beal, Jeff Mattocks from Fertrell, and Mike Badger from the APPPA, a full day track on February 7, 2018: Raising and Marketing Pastured Poultry for Profit. This session is designed for farmers who are just beginning, as well as farmers with experience who may need help earning a return on their poultry investments. Participants will discover the details and community needed for a profitable pastured poultry business.
Saturday, February 10, 2018, Craig will be presenting: Raising Layers from 8:30am-9:50am.
For more information about the conference and to register for the sessions visit http://conference.pasafarming.org/.