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Livestock get the stamp spotlight with new U.S. stamps featuring heritage breeds. Heritage livestock breeds were the province of a small group of dedicated farmers a few years ago. Now, everyone can appreciate them on postage stamps. The U.S. Postal Service is selling stamps that feature 10species. “Rare farm animals represent an irreplaceable piece of […]Read more »
Pet turkeys?! While it may seem a bit unconventional, keeping turkeys as pets is becoming more popular. And it’s easy to see why! Turkeys are generally low maintenance and make a good outdoor animal. They bond well to their families and enjoy being social. We never expected to have a pet turkey! But, in a […]Read more »
Mixing it up, birds of different feathers CAN flock together. Keeping a mixed flock is a thought bound to cross your mind when those spring chicks start arriving at the feed store. Maybe you have chickens and think you might like to add some ducks. Maybe you have ducks and want to expand into more […]Read more »
Join avid hunters Jami McCabe and Matt Stephens to discuss the hunting techniques used with turkeys and why turkeys may give you the most rewarding first hunting experience. Our Podcast Guests: Jami McCabe went to the first BOW program in Kansas as a participant, and has moved through the ranks. She was a participant for 4 years, then […]Read more »
Join avid hunters Dennis Biswell, Jami and Richard McCabe to discuss the conservation and hunting experience of upland game birds. Our Podcast Guests Include: Dennis Biswell is an avid outdoorsman, Dennis Biswell (AKA the Griz) has hunted and fished all his life. Something very interesting about Dennis is that he prefers hunting with a muzzle loader […]Read more »
From turkey part names to pardoned turkeys, Kaylee Vaughn tells us fun facts about Ben Franklin’s favorite bird. Turkeys have long been the bird of choice to serve at Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. But, have you ever considered just how unique and interesting these birds really are? Wow your family and friends over the dinner table this […]Read more »
Turkeys are pretty healthy birds, but they can catch some diseases. Luckily, you can vaccinate your birds for many of them. Turkey Diseases Turkeys are generally healthy birds. Most backyard farmers will tell you while the birds may be fragile for the first couple of weeks, they grow into robust adults with few health problems. […]Read more »
Delicious turkey meatloaf recipe with a veggie twist from Traci DeLore. Mom’s meatloaf might have been one of your favorites growing up. However, if you’re looking for ways to cut back on red meat, this flavorful meatloaf made with lean ground turkey will soon be your new favorite. My now-grown children still love this meatloaf. Little […]Read more »
College Farms are training grounds for students who want to learn about farm management, from small organic operations, to large industrial farms. C.J. Walke is the manager of Peggy Rockefeller Farms, part of The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. He shares with us the history of the farm and specifics of its […]Read more »
Learn more about turkeys and wild turkey breeds in this excerpt from Don Schrider’s “Storey’s Guide to Raising Turkeys”. WHEN WE SPEAK OF TURKEYS, we will find some surprising diversity. Turkeys come in a range of colors and patterns, and a few different shapes as well. As we try to sort through this mix, it is […]Read more »