- 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
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.