Project is to offer opportunity and profit for growers and provide a superior product to consumers.
Objectives: 1) To broaden the agricultural diversity of the community; 2) to provide a low-cost entry level vehicle to beginning farmers; 3) to offer an alternative enterprise for existing farmers; and 4) to provide a superior product directly to consumers while utilizing a system that is environmentally more friendly than conventional confinement systems.
Results: The project was extended for six months to gather additional data. Broilers are produced in movable cages on pasture without anitbiotics, hormones, coccidiostats or germicides. The excellent acceptance and increased demand by consumers of poultry produced in 1996 has allowed producers to expand in 1997.