How to Get Started with Raising Peafowl

Dan Poultry, This Land of Ours

How to get started with raising Peafowl. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Peafowls are not picky eaters. Like chickens, they will eat just about anything. You should feed chicks a medicated starter during the first 6 months, ideally mixed with a gamebird starter. A starter feed should contain about 20-24% protein. They may also need grit if …

UGA Faculty Will Collaborate on Evaluating COVID-19 Control Methods in Meat Processing

Clint Thompson Georgia, Poultry

By Maria M. Lameiras, Joe Montgomery for CAES News Poultry researchers at the University of Georgia are partnering with a team from Kansas State University to study how to effectively control the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the nation’s meat and poultry processing facilities. The study seeks to protect meat plant workers and their surrounding communities …


Meat Production Continues to Rebound

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Beef, Cattle, Florida, Georgia, Poultry

The USDA recently raised its estimates of red meat and poultry production. The numbers in its newest WASDE report show production levels three billion pounds higher than the agency predicted after COVID-19 shut down meat plants in April and May. An article on says the meat outlook brightened for the second month in a row. “The beef production forecast …


Groups Request Hearing on Livestock Reporting Rule

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cattle, Equine, Florida, Georgia, Livestock, Pasture, Poultry, Sheep-Goats

The U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, the National Farmers Union, along with 11 other groups sent a letter to the Senate Ag Committee requesting a hearing on livestock mandatory price reporting reauthorization. The Livestock Mandatory Reporting Rule, first established in 1999, mandates price reporting for cattle, boxed beef, swine, and lamb. It’s reauthorized every five years, with the current program expiring on …

Senators Question Meatpackers About Exports, Shortages

Clint Thompson Alabama, Beef, Florida, Georgia, Industry, Poultry

Two Democrats in the U.S. Senate are questioning top American meatpackers about past shipments to China while America went through meat shortages in grocery stores across the country. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker want to know by the end of this month how much pork, beef, and chicken those companies shipped to China during the coronavirus outbreak while warning …