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Updated: September 20, 2021

Farm Safety

As you know, there are many things to be aware of when entering and working on a farm. In this section, we will cover a few: Electrical Safety, Tractor Safety, Digging on the Farm, , etc.
Commercial Poultry houses
Updated: September 15, 2021

Animal Science Meetings

A list of meetings/events for Animal and Livestock Producers
Goat Tasting and Twilight Meeting at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Updated: August 13, 2021

Biosecurity Measures to Limit Liability on Spreading Avian Flu

Poultry growers and companies often have questions about potential liability if AI breaks out on one farm (Grower A) and then on a neighboring farm (Grower B). Could Grower A be liable to Grower B for damages caused by the disease? Under the traditional view, Grower A would not be liable for the spread of the disease unless it was shown that Grower A was negligent. Growers, poultry companies, and contractors practicing biosecurity measures can demonstrate he/she was not negligent and is working to prevent the spread of AI.
Updated: July 22, 2021

Como Proteger la Salud de Su Bandada

How to Protect the Health of Your Flock (in Spanish) 12 Points
Updated: July 22, 2021

Broiler Production Management for Potential and Existing Growers

Broiler production is the largest agricultural revenue generator in Maryland. A broiler is a chicken produced specifically for meat production. Broiler production includes small fryer- to large roaster-type chickens. Approximately 35 percent of cash farm income in Maryland was from broilers in 2016. Maryland ranked eighth nationally in the number of meat chickens produced, and tenth in the number of pounds of meat chickens.
Updated: July 22, 2021

Broiler House Ventilation During Cold Weather

The cold weather ventilation program in a broiler house is designed primarily for moisture removal. With the arrival of cooler weather, growers and integrators must once again address wintertime ventilation management.
Updated: July 19, 2021

Commercial Poultry News-July 2021

Commercial Poultry News July Issue 2021. Newsletter Topics: State Court Declines to Use Public Trust Doctrine in Lawsuit Over Water Quality, Prepare for Natural Disaster on Commercial Farms, Celebrating Outstanding Growers on Delmarva At the DCA BBQ, Vegetative Environmental Buffers, and coming events.
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Updated: July 15, 2021

Commercial Poultry News-January 2021

Commercial Poultry Newsletter - Jan. 2021: Farm Manager is Not a Joint Employee of Poultry Farm; Extension Resources; DCA's New App 'Littr.' to Connect Litter Customers/Suppliers; CAFO Update; 7 Fundamentals for Antibiotic-Free Poultry Growing
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Updated: July 14, 2021

CAFO Permit Update

When everyone sent in their NOI (notice of intent) and your CAFO Fee, you also submitted your CNMP (Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan) and your NMP (nutrient management plan). We (growers) were advised that if nothing changed in your operation, then your CNMP would stay the same. Your NMP, how much litter you will generate over the next 3 years should be updated, and additional information requested such as water shed etc. was filled out and submitted.
Updated: July 14, 2021

Celebrating Outstanding Growers on Delmarva At the DCA BBQ - Delaware State Fairgrounds

Delmarva Chicken Association announced the recipients of its Outstanding Grower awards, honoring 10 farm families in Delmarva's chicken community with recognition as exemplary farmers raising broiler chickens. Each grower is an independent farmer raising chickens under contract for one of Delmarva's five chicken companies.
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