Certified Organic Poultry, Pigs, Steers, and Worms
In this workshop, Julie will discuss and participants will see two sizes of meat birds, layers, brand new turkeys, pigs, cows, and worms. Participants will learn about the management of all these species and their relationships to each other on this tightly organized and rotated farm system, which includes 2 ½ acres of vegetables and 1 acre of orchard. The workshop covers feeds, housing, pasturing, woods management, rotations with crops, sprouted grains, brooding, marketing, and finances. Participants have the opportunity to help slaughter some chickens.
Instructor: Julie Rawson is a life-long farmer who has been raising livestock organically for almost 30 years.
This workshop is one in a series of workshops on raising animals. To view additional offerings, click here.
- Pre-registration is required unless arranged by phone with the organizer, Ben Grosscup, cell: 413-658-5374.
- Cancellations will be honored and refunds issued (minus a 15% processing fee) with notice made within 10 days of the workshop. After that, you may designate someone else to attend in your stead, but refunds will not be available.
- Contact: Ben Grosscup, 413-658-5374. By email, firstname.lastname@example.org; put “Animal Husbandry” in subject
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