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depreciating broiler chicken houses
Potential Tax Strategies for Depreciating Broiler Chicken Houses
The brochure details the impacts of using alternative tax depreciation schedules to improve the cash flow for contract broiler producers. (PDF format only)
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)
Benchmarking for Broiler Production
This page provides information on how to start a recordkeeping (benchmarking) program for your broiler chicken farm.
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.
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.
Useful Links for Poultry Health Information
Browse this list of links for additional information on poultry health.
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)
industry info
Louisiana's Commercial Poultry Industry
Statistics of Louisiana's poultry industry in 2009
Links for Poultry House Control
These links provide useful information on controlling poultry houses and ventilation.
agribusiness
Agribusiness and Market Analyst Preferences for USDA Market Information
This brochure details the relative value agribusiness professionals and market analysts place on various USDA livestock and poultry reports that contain pricing and production data. (PDF Format Only)
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.
Download the poultry project book
4-H Poultry Project
Introduction to the 4-H Poultry Project. Downloadable project book available.
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).
usda market info
County Extension Agent Preferences for USDA Market Information
This brochure details the relative value Extension agents place on various USDA livestock and poultry reports that contain pricing and production data. (PDF format only)
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