Economic Impact of Feeding Methods on Small Scale Poultry Production

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $7,542.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $6,979.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
John Simpson
Wild Geese Farm


  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: housing, free-range, feed rations
  • Education and Training: demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management, agricultural finance, value added

    Proposal summary:

    This grant will examine the economics of two different feeding methods in relation to three management systems. Three breeds of chickens will each be raised in three confinement systems, and half the chickens of each breed will be fed either a commercial feed or a whole-grain ration. The costs of production will be determined for each combination of feeding and management options. Outreach will be through publications, a farm tour, and a demonstration day.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.