Poultry
 Home>Crops & Livestock>Livestock>Poultry>
Sampling Poultry Litter and Soil for Nutrient Analysis
Sampling Poultry Litter and Soil for Nutrient Analysis
Poultry litter and soil testing are the foundation of a sound nutrient-management program. Poultry litter testing and soil testing are important best management practices (BMPs), and they are essential components of a comprehensive nutrient-management plan (CNMP). This publication includes information on the correct procedures of sampling. (PDF Fomat Only)
A Conjoint Analysis of Site Selection for the U.S. Broiler Industry: Implications for Louisiana (August 2004)
A Conjoint Analysis of Site Selection for the U.S. Broiler Industry: Implications for Louisiana (August 2004)
The purpose of this study is to analyze broiler industry executives’ decisions on where to locate a broiler complex in the United States. The specific objectives are to identify factors affecting site locations of broiler complexes in the United States and to measure the effects and relative importance of these factors on the broiler complex location decision. (PDF format only)
fact sheet
Louisiana's Commercial Poultry Industry
Louisiana's poultry industry facts for 2014. Poultry production in 2014 was the largest animal agricultural industry in Louisiana, second only to forestry in total income production for all agricultural commodities.
poultry bmp
Poultry Production Best Management Practices
BMPs for poultry farms are a specific set of practices used by farmers to reduce the amount of soil, nutrients, pesticides and microbial contaminants entering surface water and groundwater while maintaining or improving the productivity of agricultural land. This BMP manual is a guide for the selection, implementation and management of those practices that will help poultry farmers conserve soil and protect water and air resources. (PDF format only)
The Broiler Project
The Broiler Project
The primary objective of producing broilers is to optimize growth. Find information on housing, brooding, heating, lighting, feeders, waterers, feeds, feeding and health. (PDF format only)
Download the poultry project book for 4th-6th graders
4-H Poultry Project
Introduction to the 4-H Poultry Project. Downloadable project book available.
Poultry
Useful Links for Poultry Nutrition
Other universities and extension services throughout the United States have produced quality materials on poultry nutrition. This list of links showcases some of that work.
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture
The dollar amounts, which are estimates of reduced revenue and increased costs, are broken down by storm and commodity. Total estimated costs are also provided.
Why Hens Stop Laying Eggs
During fall, many backyard flock owners ask, "Why have my hens stopped laying?" Several factors may cause the reduction in egg laying, says LSU AgCenter poultry specialist Dr. Theresia Lavergne.
What is Nutrient Management?
To understand nutrient management, you must first understand what nutrients are. Nutrients are substances that are essential for plant growth such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (potash).
Benchmarking for Broiler Production
This page provides information on how to start a recordkeeping (benchmarking) program for your broiler chicken farm.
Handling Poultry
Fun With Chickens - Handling Poultry
The LSU AgCenter 4-H and FFA Junior Showmanship show gives members a chance to show their broilers. This guide shows how to handle your broiler for exhibition showmanship.
Exhibition Showmanship Video
Fun With Chickens - Exhibition Showmanship
4-H and FFA members share their experiences raising and showing poultry at the LSU AgCenter Junior Showmanship Show.
Broiler Showmanship
Fun With Chickens - Broiler Showmanship
The LSU AgCenter 4-H and FFA Junior Showmanship show gives members a chance to show their broilers. This guide shows how to handle your broiler for exhibition showmanship.
broiler chicken industry
Seasonal Price and Production Influences in the Broiler Chicken Industry
This publication discusses the data provided by branches of USDA and its limitations, as well as background information on some relationships within the data that is publicly available for the broiler chicken industry.
In-House Pasteurization
In-House Pasteurization of Broiler Litter
(Video) Many broiler producers re-use litter from previous flocks to help reduce the amount of litter for disposal and to help defray production costs. In-house pasteurization of broiler litter can be a good litter management tool, but there are steps that are crucial to the success of this process. (Runtime: 5:56)
Poultry Industry
Louisiana Poultry Industry Major Economic Factor
Poultry production is Louisiana’s largest animal industry – a spot it has held for the past five years – and its $1.24 billion contribution to the state’s economy makes it the second-largest segment of Louisiana’s agricultural industries.
Theresia K. Lavergne
Nonruminent Farm Animals: A Major Contributer to Louisiana's Economy
The focus of this issue is the nonruminant farm animal, which includes chickens, horses and pigs. The nonruminant animal has an uncomplicated or simple stomach as compared to the ruminant animal, which has a stomach with four compartments (cattle, sheep and goats). The nonruminant also is referred to as a monogastric.
Feeding Pigs
Trace Minerals for Swine and Poultry
Trace minerals are important nutrients in diets for swine and poultry. They are required for growth, bone development, feathering in chickens, enzyme structure and function, and appetite. Over the past 20 years, scientists in the LSU AgCenter have played an important role in understanding the need for and use of trace minerals in diets for animals.
Litter Culvation
Making Poultry Litter Safe for Re-Use
The poultry industry is the largest animal agricultural industry in Louisiana and is second only to forestry in total income produced by all agricultural commodities. Louisiana poultry growers produce almost 1 billion pounds of broiler meat each year. The size of the poultry industry in Louisiana has raised concerns about the management of large quantities of litter (mixture of poultry manure and bedding material).
1 2