Welcome to the UME Commercial Poultry Production Page!

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Our goal is to help Maryland' poultry industry and growers with general practical knowledge about poultry production practices in order to continue to develop, maintain, and operate economically viable and environmentally responsible poultry operations within the State and throughout Delmarva.

  • Baby chicks at waterer

    Grower Lunch Breaks

    Notes and Recordings

  • Caution sign this is a working farm

    Farm Safety

  • Commercial Poultry Production Farm

    Production Management

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    - Commercial Poultry Publications/Information
    - Newsletter

  • Biosecurity sign for posting on farms


  • Poultry_Avian_Influenza

    Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

  • Preventing Outbreaks Video

    Videos: Biosecurity; AI Warning Discussion; Raising Laying Hens

  • Commercial Poultry Farm

    Good Neighbor Relations

  • Commercial Poultry Farm by J. Moyle

    Farm Stress Management

Need help? 

Your University of Maryland Extension Specialists, Agents, Educators are available for questions, information, and resources:

Jon Moyle, Poultry Specialist, jmoyle@umd.edu, 443-754-0539
Jenny Rhodes, Principal Agent, jrhodes@umd.edu, 410-310-0103
Maegan Perdue, Agent Associate, mperdue@umd.edu, 410-632-1972
Nathaniel Tablante, DVM, nlt@umd.edu
Mostafa Ghanem, DVM, mghanem@umd.edu
Paul Goeringer, Senior Ag Law Specialist, lgoering@umd.edu

List of Agriculture & Food Systems by Maryland Counties

List of UME Eastern Shore Offices and Nutrient Management Program Regional Offices