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Week 6 – Basics of Livestock and Poultry

Posted by nwitham | October 4, 2020

Presenter’s Power Point:

PowerPoint – CS – WFP – Week 6 – Susan Kerr – Basics of Livestock and Poultry PDF

Recorded Lecture:

Recording – Cultivating Success™: Whole Farm Planning – WEEK 6 – Basics of Livestock and Poultry

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn methods of animal production on small acreage farms
  • Increase knowledge of specific sustainable production practices for relevant livestock species
  • Become aware of current issues and concerns about sustainable small acreage animal production


  • Sustainable animal production for small acreage producers
  • Diet & nutrition
  • Animal health & disease prevention
  • Breeding & reproduction
  • Facilities & fencing (more detail in “Equipment & Facilities lesson)
  • Discussion of different animals—beef, swine, sheep, poultry, goats, alternative livestock, etc.


Resource – The New American Farmer PDF

Resource – Livestock for Small Acreage Landowners PDF

Resource – Profitable Pork: Strategies for Hog Producers PDF

Resource – Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture PDF

Resource – Sustainable Beef Production – Livestock Production Guide PDF

Resource – Sustainable and Organic Sheep Production PDF

Resource – Small Ruminant Sustainability Checksheet PDF

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