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Pastured Poultry Profit$ - Joel Salatin

Pastured Poultry Profit$

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Published: 1st July 1996
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A couple working six months per year for 50 hours per week on 20 acres can net $25,000-$30,000 per year with an investment equivalent to the price of one new medium-sized tractor. Seldom has agriculture held out such a plum. In a day when main-line farm experts predict the continued demise of the family farm, the pastured poultry opportunity shines like a beacon in the night, guiding the way to a brighter future.

Forewordp. iv
Introductionp. vi
About Polyface Farmp. viii
Why Pastured Poultry?
The Pastured Poultry Opportunityp. 2
What is Wrong With the Poultry Industry?p. 7
Fat Animals, Fat Peoplep. 13
Family Backgroundp. 18
In the Beginning
Getting Startedp. 25
Choosing a Breedp. 31
The Brooderp. 35
Starting the Chicksp. 44
Rationp. 51
Out to Pasture
The Penp. 63
Moving the Chicks Out to Pasturep. 73
Pasture Logisticsp. 78
What Kind of Pasture?p. 92
Processing
On-Farm Slaughter: The Advantagesp. 99
Slaughter Mechanicsp. 108
Composting Slaughter Wastesp. 132
Inspectionp. 136
Problems (It's Not All Roses)
The Learning Curvep. 144
Sickness and Diseasep. 153
Predatorsp. 161
Weatherp. 173
Stressp. 180
Troubleshooting Poor Performancep. 185
Shortcutsp. 190
Seasonalityp. 196
Solving Your Own Problemsp. 204
Marketing
Marketingp. 212
Relationship Marketingp. 220
Advertisingp. 230
Liabilityp. 235
Is It Organic?p. 239
Possibilities
Visionp. 250
Laying Hens: Three Optionsp. 256
Turkeysp. 270
Exoticsp. 274
Appendices
Resourcesp. 278
Newslettersp. 282
What is the Difference?p. 311
Addendum for 1996 Reprintingp. 315
Addendum for 1999 Reprintingp. 319
What About Eggs?p. 325
Hoophousesp. 339
Turkeysp. 347
Indexp. 356
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ISBN: 9780963810908
ISBN-10: 0963810901
Series: Polyface Titles Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 1st July 1996
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 14.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.57