Livestock Options for Small Farms

Saturday, January 25, 2020
9:00 am to 10:00 am

Workshop Description

For small farms the decision to add livestock or expand the types of livestock on the farm is a challenging decision because there is so much to consider.

From their years of experience Fran and Katrina will share things to consider when looking at adding livestock.   From the general to the specific they will discuss how adding livestock can compliment or complicate the existing operation.

They will discuss cattle, pigs, laying and meat chickens, sheep and goats.

Topics covered will include:

  • How adding livestock can increase your income.
  • How to decide which livestock enterprise fits best in your operation.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of increasing the complexity of your farm.
  • Which types of livestock require the least infrastructure investment.
  • What mixes of livestock work and don’t work.

Lambs in a creep pen.

Pig loading in the field.

Newborn piglets nursing in bedded farrowing pen.

Chicken pasture hutches.

Receiving day old chicks.

Champion milking doe at Clinton Spring Fair.

Black calves using pasture trough.

Katrina and goats.

Speakers:

Fran McQuail

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Katrina McQuail

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