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Online & In-Person – Pastured and Free-Range Poultry Workshop: Alternatve Species Overview & Duck Welfare Considerations

01/31/19, 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program's Pastured / Free-Range Poultry Project presents this three-hour workshop as part of a five-part series that is offered live and online. This session focuses on design and material considerations for coops, as well as regulations for free-range and pastured poultry, and it will feature round-table discussion among farmer speakers who will shed some light on what the economics of pastured poultry farming as well as some marketing techniques that have worked well.

Alternative Species Overview (Marc Metzer):
This talk will focus on the basics of waterfowl commercial poultry production with a focus on small farms. Marc Metzer is the general manager of Metzer Farms in Gonzales, California.
Duck Welfare Considerations (Dr. Maja Makagon):
This talk will address the relationship between ducks welfare assessment, management and health. Dr. Makagon is a faculty member in the Animal Science department at UC Davis who focuses on behavior, welfare and management of poultry. Her research investigates the ways in which poultry (mainly ducks, broilers and laying hens) interact with their managed environments and the implications that these interactions have on the birds' productivity and well-being.
$15 in Davis, in-person
$5 webinar, online

$5 or $15



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Davis, CA, United States