Poultry Hatchery Feasibility Study

Final Report for FNE02-414

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2002: $6,717.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2002
Region: Northeast
State: New York
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Summary:

Note to readers, attached is the complete final report for FNE02-414.

Based on survey results, it is clear that a local hatchery will be economically feasible. Both survey results and meetings with local producers demonstrated the need. The Cornell avian specialist, a speaker at one of the NEPPA meetings, confirmed what we had suspected: shipment to shipment variations results from both genetic variations from hatch to hatch, and also to shipping stress. Based on this, Heiffer International has agreed to fund the establishment of a local chick hatchery through NEPPA. The hatchery must be owned by NEPPA but will be run by Ken Geiss.

Cooperators

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  • Mark Grennan

Research

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