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Direct farm sales of meat and poultry products may present a business opportunity for the medium to small scale producer. In the recent past, most farm operations included at least minimal animal production. The decline of livestock auction markets and transition to vertical integration in many livestock and poultry industries has foreclosed some of the opportunities for the small livestock or poultry farmer. Direct farm sales is one alternative to retain a presence in this potentially lucrative market despite the overall trend toward increased vertical integration. Ongoing consumer concerns ...
University of Illinois Extension will be hosting four workshops in February & March, 2010 in Salem, Champaign, Amboy and Macomb, IL to provide hands-on assistance in using the Illinois Manure Management Plan (www.IMMP.uiuc.edu) website. Producers and their consultants can use the IMMP website for free, thanks to the Illinois Livestock Development Group, Illinois Pork Producers Association and Pork Checkoff, Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Milk Producers Association, Illinois Farm Bureau, and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, all of whom donated funds toward the ... Read More