Pasture Raised Heritage Breed Turkeys

Project Overview

Project Type: Youth
Funds awarded in 2008: $400.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2009
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
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  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: animal protection and health, heritage breeds

    Proposal abstract:

    The purpose of this project is to establish a pasture-based system to raise turkeys. Ideally, there would be two portable housing units each surrounded by electric poultry netting that could be easily moved. This way, each breed couple be kept separate and run some of the commercial birds in each group, since they will not breed, anyway.

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