Sustainable Poultry Network offers breeding clinics

WILMOT, Ohio –The Sustainable Poultry Network will be hosting a clinic Nov. 22 at the Wholesome Valley Farm located at 927 US 62 in Wilmot, Ohio 44689 to discuss standard bred poultry (sometimes referred to as heritage poultry).

Attendees will learning to breed, grow and market these birds. Spend eight hours of advanced education with poultry specialists from around the country.

Overview of Topics:

Practical Poultry Breeding: To become sustainable with your breeding program, you need to learn the basics of poultry breeding, both principles and practices. In this session we will also look carefully at the proper culling and selection process of breed type, breed characteristics and color; for both old and young birds. We will look carefully at the importance of record keeping for fertility, hatchability, livability, egg production, trap nesting and rate of growth.

Incubation, Brooding and Growing: Incubation is a lost art that is best learned by practicing. The goal is to hatch eggs from your breeding program, brooding with low percentages of mortality and growing productive poultry for both meat and eggs.

Cost

The cost and registration for this clinic os $99 for SPN members (spouse of the member attends for $39) Non-members $149. Registration includes lunch and training notes. At the door registration, cost is: $169 per person.

The pre-registration deadline is Nov. 14. For online Registration:

http://www.sustainablepoultrynetwork.com/ or mail your checks to: Center for Poultry 642 Moffitt Hill Road. Old Fort, NC 28762. For more information contact: jim@centerforpoultry or call 209.890.5326 or Devin Carswell – devin@centerforpoultry.com.

Another clinic, raising Heritage Poultry for profit and pleasure is set for 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Nov. 23. at Wholesome Valley Farms 927 US 62 Wilmot, Ohio 44689 330-359-2129

Registration includes training materials and lunch: $49 with pre-registration due by Nov. 15.  After Nov. 15 the registration fee is $69. (a minimum of 10 must register in advance)

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