The Cornell Small Farms Program is pleased to announce a new " On-Farm Poultry Slaughter Guide.". Designed to complement a hands-on training in how to properly kill and prepare a poultry carcass for sale, this guide focuses on the critical points for producing a product that is safe to eat.
This 28-page guide contains sections on the 1000-bird limit exemption, where you can legally sell your birds under this exemption, labeling requirements, sanitary operating procedures and more. It includes several appendices, such as a sample flock record log and a questionnaire that your insurance company may use to assess your knowledge of safe poultry processing practices.
Livestock Price Yield Estimator - a useful resouce! Microsoft Excel needed to view and use.
Meat Goat Management Wheel - download this handy and helpful 17-step guide from breeding through marketing.
Cornell Guidelines for Pest Management (Cornell "Recommends") -- now online and searchable!
Commercial Soil Analysis Service- link will take you to AgroOne Soil Services where you can select from a number of testing services.
2014 Farm Bill updates
The USDA Farm Service Agency has released updates for the 2014 Farm Bill and the Program Signups for Fruit, Vegetable, and Livestock Farmers begin on April 15, 2014. Please note the TAP (Tree Assistance Program) 2014 sheet is not available yet so below is the 2013 version.
2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet
Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Livestock Indemnity Payments (LIP)
Last updated November 16, 2016