Sustainable Pastured Layer Research Project

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $14,992.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: Texas
Principal Investigator:
Graciela Alvardo
Texas/Mexico Border Coalition Community Based Org.

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: sorghum (milo), grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, housing, animal protection and health, feed formulation, free-range, feed rations, manure management, pasture fertility, grazing - rotational
  • Education and Training: on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, cooperatives, feasibility study, agricultural finance, risk management
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Sustainable Communities: sustainability measures
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