It’s Heating Up, So Keep Your Livestock Comfortable

Westfield, WI; July 17, 2019 It’s fair week and one thing is for sure… it’s going to be a hot one this year.  With all of the days of the fair forecasted to be in the 80s or above (except for Sunday), it is important that all livestock exhibitors have a game plan in place […]

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2018-19 Wisconsin Licensed Poultry Slaughter Facilities

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection recently released the 2018-19 Meat Establishment Directory.  A subset of this directory is facilities that are licensed to perform poultry slaughter.  The sheet below is color-coordinated to help you quickly see which facilities are inspected.  The green lines are inspected facilities and the yellow lines are […]

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Poultry for beginners

This is the time of year that many people start getting excited about raising poultry.  You get a shiny catalog in the mail with all kinds of cool looking birds. What do chicks need to survive and thrive?  For those that are not old hats at raising poultry, caring for young birds isn’t hard, but does require some attention to detail.

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How animals see the world

At some point in the course of raising animals, whether that is poultry, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, or some other critter, you will inevitably be moving them around your property.  One of the easy mistakes to make as an animal owner is in how you approach animal handling.  Mistakes in animal handling can lead to cuts, scrapes, bruises, broken bones, or worse.  When working with animals, “slow is fast”. 

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Guía para criar pollos sanos

Si usted está pensando en criar pollos como un pasatiempo o como una fuente de comida o de ingresos adicionales, usted querrá leer esta hoja informativa antes de comprar cualquier pollo. Cubre las consideraciones clave que van desde la vivienda, el equipo y la iluminación hasta la selección de la raza, las fuentes y las […]

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