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Production System

Farmer Skill and Knowledge Checklist: Poultry Meat Production (University of Maine)

Pastured Poultry (University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service)

Pastured Poultry for Small Farms in North Carolina (NC State Extension)

Pastured Turkey Production (National Center for Appropriate Technology)

Pasturing Turkeys (American Livestock Breeds Conservancy)

Profitable Poultry: Raising Birds on Pasture (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)

Raising Meat Turkeys in Small or Backyard Flocks (Poultry Extension)

Selecting a Turkey Variety for Small or Backyard Poultry Flocks (Poultry Extension)

Small-Flock Turkey Production (PennState Extension)

Turkey Brooding and Management: Giving Poults a Good Start (University of Maine)


Health and Reproduction

Backyard Poultry Biosecurity (Utah State University Extension)

Backyard Turkey Health (PennState Extension)

Incubating and Hatching Eggs (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension)

Modern Turkey Industry (PennState Extension)

Protect Your Poultry from Avian Influenza (USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service)


Feed and Nutrition

Comprehensive Guide to Feeding Grit to Pasture-Raised Chickens, Turkeys and Poultry (American Pastured Poultry Producers Association)

Feeds and Feeding of Free Range Turkeys (American Livestock Breeds Conservancy)

Pastured Poultry Nutrition and Forages (National Center for Appropriate Technology)

Poultry Industry Manual: Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (USDA and the Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University)


Facilities and Equipment

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Poultry House (Cornell Small Farms Program)

Facilities, Shelters and Fencing (American Livestock Breeds Conservancy)

Pastured Poultry Fact Sheet (Sustainable Farming Association)

Small-scale Poultry Housing (Virginia Cooperative Extension)



Sample Turkey Budget-Hens (PennState Extension)

Sample Turkey Budget-Toms (PennState Extension)

Small-Scale Livestock Enterprises: Turkey Enterprise Budget (Purdue Extension)

Turkey Sector: Background & Statistics (USDA Economic Research Service)



Break-even Pricing, Revenue and Units (University of Missouri Extension)

National Monthly Pasture Raised Poultry Report (USDA Agricultural Marketing Service)

USDA National Retail Report – Turkey (USDA Agricultural Marketing Service)

Weekly National Turkey Report (USDA Agricultural Marketing Service)



Connecting with Consumers – Marketing Systems and Effective Approaches (American Livestock Breeds Conservancy)

Market Channels for Locally Raised Foods (University of Missouri Extension)

Market Intelligence Report (Intel for Ag, University of Missouri)

Meat and Poultry Labeling Terms (USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service)

Missouri Grown (Missouri Department of Agriculture)

Missouri Meat and Poultry Inspection Program (Missouri Department of Agriculture)

Today’s Turkey: A Look into Customer Decision Making at the Meat/Poultry Case (National Turkey Federation)

Turkey Profile (Agricultural Marketing Resource Center)

Daily National Turkey Market-At-A-Glance (USDA Agricultural Marketing Service)