How to Raise Heritage Turkeys on Pasture

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How to Raise Heritage Turkeys on Pasture

Time: February 21, 2009 to February 22, 2009
Location: Adams Run, South Carolina
Website or Map: http://www.albc-usa.org/2009t…
Event Type: educational
Organized By: American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2009

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American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
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2009 ALBC Heritage Turkey Workshops

How to Raise Heritage Turkeys on Pasture

Sat. & Sun: February 21-22, 2009: Adams Run, South Carolina 35 miles from Charleston


Detailed Workshop Information
Registration Information
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Selecting the Best for Breeding

Friday, February 20: Adams Run, South Carolina 35 miles from Charleston


This is an opportunity to learn how to do it right from the nation’s leaders in heritage turkey production. Topics to include:

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Brooding
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Health & Biosecurity
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Feeding & Pasture
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Processing
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Marketing
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And much, much more

Registration will include a copy of the How to Raise Heritage Turkeys on Pasture.
Presentations in classroom & on-farm

Registration: $50.00. Limited to 50 participants.

For Extension Agents and other qualified Ag Educators: Workshop scholarships and travel support are available. Recipients will be expected to share knowledge and information acquired in the workshop with their clientelle. To apply for scholarship funds please complete the appropriate registration forms. Write "Scholarship Requested" in the Credit Card number field. Write a brief statement of how you might use the information with your clientelle.

Registration form:
2009 Turkey Workshop Registration Form

Send form with a check or money order to:
American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
PO Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-5704

or email the completed form to: ajakes@albc-usa.org
or call with a credit card: (919) 542-5704

*Note: more information will be posted about exact location, directions, hotel, biosecurity, etc. soon!
Selecting the Best for Breeding

To have the best product you have to start with the best breeding stock. Learn how to evaluate your own birds and improve your flock.

* Learn to handle & compare live birds for quality
* Learn indicators of size
* Learn why to select for the APA Standard of Perfection

Registration $75.00. Limited to 20 participants.

Registration form:
2009 Turkey Selection Workshop Registration Form

American Livestock Breeds Conservancy
PO Box 477
Pittsboro, NC 27312
(919) 542-5704


The workshops will be taught Danny Williamson of Tampa, Kansas. Danny breeds Standard Bred poultry for production and show. He currently maintains breeding flocks of 400 Black turkeys, 300 Plymouth Rock chickens, as well as Cornish, Dark Brahma chickens, and White call ducks. Danny is a general license judge for the American Poultry Association and has earned the title of Grand Master Breeder in Black turkeys, Standard Dark Brahma chickens, and White Call ducks. He serves on the Board of Directors and is employed as the General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Good Shepherd Turkey Ranch, Inc. With his good friend and mentor Frank Reese, Danny is working to revive interest in and use of Standard Bred poultry by producing high quality market birds, judging and through public education.

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) has been working to conserve endangered breeds of livestock and poultry since 1977. In 1997 ALBC began a significant conservation effort for Standard turkeys. In the intervening years, the breeding population of standard turkeys has increased from 1300 to nearly 10,500. Marjorie Bender, ALBC’s Research & Technical Program Director, has provided leadership throughout most of this project’s history. She will serve as workshop facilitator. ALBC continues to support the survival of the Standard turkeys through education, promotion, and on-going monitoring.

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