Tag Archive: Poultry

Winter Preparation for Poultry Flocks

With decreasing temperatures on the way, poultry farmers should implement proper management techniques to insure their animals’ health, safety, and productivity during the winter.  Now is a good time to take into consideration the light, heat, ventilation, food and water requirements of your flock and make adjustments as needed to optimize production through the winter. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/20/winter-preparation-for-poultry-flocks/

Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Contact with Live Poultry

There is always a Salmonella infection risk associated with handling poultry.  Avoid droppings and carefully wash hands after handling to greatly reduce the risk.Photo Credit: iStockphoto There are currently four multi-state outbreaks of human Salmonella infections associated with contacting live poultry being investigated by the United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/11/salmonella-outbreaks-linked-to-contact-with-live-poultry/

The Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation Rule Becomes Effective July 1, 2014

Relaxed regulations and reduced fees outlined in the newly revised “Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation” rule make it economically possible for small poultry producers to serve niche market segments.  Photo by Doug Mayo The long awaited Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operation rule has been adopted. The initial efforts to change the regulations began …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/03/29/the-limited-poultry-and-egg-farm-operation-rule-becomes-effective-july-1-2014/

New Small Farm Poultry and Egg Regulations Coming

Regulation changes are close which will make it more economically feasible for small poultry producers to sell poultry and eggs A public hearing relative to Limited Poultry and Egg Farm Operations, Chapter 5K-4 of the Florida Administrative Code was held Friday, May 24, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida. Public comment was taken on the proposed rule …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/01/new-small-farm-poultry-and-egg-regulations-coming/

The Scoop on Poultry Projects

There’s a home agricultural movement sweeping the United States.  Raising chickens in the backyard, not only in rural settings but also urban and suburban areas, is quickly gaining in popularity.  Chickens are very social animals and provide not only enjoyment, but high quality, nutritious eggs.  Several websites promote and advocate raising chickens in urban/suburban locales …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/05/24/the-scoop-on-poultry-projects/

Watch for the Nutrition Facts Label to Appear on Meat and Poultry Products


Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/05/09/watch-for-the-nutrition-facts-label-to-appear-on-meat-and-poultry-products/