Kentucky Coordinated Poultry Alliances

2003 Annual Report for FS03-168

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $7,086.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Southern
State: Kentucky
Principal Investigator:
Matthew D. John
Shady Lane Poultry Farm, Inc.

Kentucky Coordinated Poultry Alliances


Small-scale poultry production has been promoted as an alternative for small farms for over a decade. One obstacle has always been non-uniform regulations on poultry processing. This has limited the marketing of alternatively raised poultry in Kentucky and other southern states.

This producer, who runs a chick hatchery, will work with an independent USDA inspected poultry processing plant to encourage producers to process their poultry there. He intends this system to be an alternative to that of vertically integrated poultry production and to serve as a model to other small-scale poultry producers.