Back Yard Poultry Processing Grant Update

February 15, 2023

Christopher LeMaster
Livestock & Forage Agent
Cherokee, Spartanburg, & York Counties

We had a very successful first workshop with our mobile processing grant. Despite the hurricane-force wind and rain, we harvested 100 broilers. Participants were able to grow the birds for seven weeks and then learned safe and humane practices for harvesting the chickens. We teamed up with the 4H and the Food Safety team to offer a day-long program on harvesting techniques, food safety, and the economics of raising boilers. Our next program is scheduled for May.

We look forward to a productive Spring. Thank you for your continued support of our programs.


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