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Delaware Ag Week

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 (All day)
Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington DE
Monday, January 9, 2017 – Poultry Session – Afternoon – Poultry Session – Evening – Fruit Session – Beef Session Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – FVGAD General Session – FVGAD Fresh Market/Vine Crops Session – FVGAD Awards Banquet – Hay and Pasture Conference – Morning – Hay and Pasture Conference –...

Proposed Poultry Litter Management Act Means a Change in How Growers and Integrators Manage Litter

Photo by Edwin Remsberg This post should not be considered legal advice or a political statement for or against this proposed legislation I hope, this year, to look at more proposed legislation currently pending before the General Assembly during the 2016 session. Recently introduced was SB 496,...

Recognizing and Preventing Avian Pox in Small Flocks (FS-979)

Avian pox is a viral disease that can occur in two forms: dry or skin (cutaneous) and the wet (or diphtheritic) form. Mortality is usually low (1%-5%), however, severe cases of wet pox can result in much higher mortality.

Choosing the Best Poultry Breed for Your Small Farm (FS-987)

Deciding on your goal for raising chickens is the first step in determining which breed is best for your farm. The most common reasons as to why people raise chickens include: egg production, meat production, raising birds for show, controlling insects around their property, and breed preservation.
LES Newsletter May/June 2014
Lower Eastern Shore Agriculture Newsletter for May/June 2014.More info

Raising Your Home Chicken Flock

A successful backyard flock requires sound animal care and management. Good animal care and management includes proper planning, careful management, a biosecurity (disease prevention) plan to control diseases, and a complete and balanced adequate feeding program. The United States Department of...
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