From a Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) farmer grant project, author Nichki Carangelo presents 21st CENTURY PASTURED POULTRY, A Letterbox Farm Entreprise Guide.
This detailed and thorough guidebook addresses the intricacies and promise of raising pastured poultry! Includes basics of raising chicks, choosing a production method, labor economics, processing & selling chickens, building an operating budget, and more. From the introduction:
“WHY RAISE PASTURED POULTRY?
In his preeminent guide Pastured Poultry Profit, Joel Salatin answers this question right from the start. The very first line of Chapter 1 emphatically states:
A couple working 50 hours a week for six months a year on 20 acres can NET $25,000-$30,000. What other agricultural enterprise can do that?
It’s clear from the first paragraph that Mr. Salatin firmly believes that raising home processed pastured poultry is the golden opportunity of the century. What follows this claim is more than 50,000 words of clear and passionate evidence gleaned from Joel’s, and some of his industry peers’, own very successful farm businesses. By the time the book is finished, the jury is out: pastured poultry is a solid bet for new and established farmers alike.
With a resource as good as this one what else is there to really add? Well, as the saying goes: times they are a changin’ and it’s been nearly thirty years since Pastured Poultry Profit revolutionized the agricultural industry. We’re now deep into a whole other century, we think it’s time to check in and see if this opportunity is still golden as it was in 1993.” (p. 1)