University of Maryland Extension

Poultry & Livestock

Equine Disposal Guide for Maryland Horse Owners (EB-421)

Have you ever lost a horse or made the difficult decision to euthanize a horse? Then what do you do? Properly handling a large animal after it has passed away can be difficult. Publication EB-421 from the University of MD Extension helps guide horse owners in each MD county in the disposal options...

Raising Your Home Chicken Flock (EB-409)

The home chicken flock can be an excellent source of low-cost, high-quality poultry products. This publication provides the basic tools to start a successful flock.

A Marketing Decision Tool and Guide for Grass-fed Beef (EB-374)

A Marketing Decision Tool and Guide for Grass-fed Beef is a resource guide that will assist grass-fed beef producers in formulating profitable marketing strategies. It is a decision tool to assist individual producers in making marketing decisions about what to produce; where/how/in what venue(s)...

Meat Marketing Planner: Strategic Marketing for Farm-to-Table Meat Enterprises (EB-403)

Meat Marketing Planner: Strategic Marketing for Farm-to-Table Meat Enterprises addresses marketing beef, pork, lamb, and goat, but not poultry processing since it falls under different USDA, FSIS, and state regulations. While many of the key strategies discussed here can be applied to direct farm-...

Maryland Niche Meats & Poultry Producers Directory (EB-402)

The Maryland Niche Meats & Poultry Producers Directory was developed jointly by the Maryland Niche Meat and Poultry Working Group and the Ag Marketing Program of University of Maryland Extension. This directory serves as a way to connect buyers, consumers, producers and market masters to fresh...

The Environmental Concerns of Arsenic Additives in Poultry Litter (FS-947)

On May 22, 2012 Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signed a bill into law to ban the use of arsenic additives in poultry feed. This is the first such ban passed in the United States. The Maryland State Legisiature requested researchers from the University of Maryland to conduct a literature review...

Safe Trailering and Transportation of Horses (FS-932)

Proper preparation and practice for trailering your animal will avoid many problems while traveling.

Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT): Know the Symptoms and What to Do if Your Flock is Affected (FS-966)

Infectious Laryngotracheitis (ILT) is an acute respiratory disease of chickens and occasionally, pheasants and peafowl, which often leads to severe losses in the poultry industry as well as backyard flocks.

Selecting a Tow Vehicle (FS-955)

The horse trailer is only half of the towing rig; selecting the appropriate vehicle to haul your trailer is just as important as selecting the trailer itself.

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Livestock and Other Animals (FS-990)

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Livestock and Other Animals (FS-990, 2014), discusses potential liability for livestock and other animals you may have on the farm. Typical theories for liability would include strict liability and negligence. This publication walks you through previous...

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