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Small Flock Layers – Getting Bigger or Better?

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

Eggs in a tray

Workshop Description

This workshop will provide a brief overview of various topics related to layers such as:

  • Breeds
  • Hatching
  • Feed
  • Lighting
  • Housing
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting/Costs

Gerald will provide insight into how each topic is addressed differently based on a small flock of up to 99 hens versus commercial production involving thousands of hens.

* Please note that Gerald will be presenting a more detailed 3 hour workshop on Layer Flock Production on Friday January 25th from 9am to 12pm.

Brown eggs in blue trays
Poechman Family Farm Winter Landscape Photo
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Speaker: Gerald Poechman

Gerald Poechman is from the Ontario Organic Farmer Co-operative and Poechman Farms, Ontario.  He was the first in Canada to have a Certified Organic flock.  With over 40 years of experience in the poultry field he has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.