MANY CHANGES have taken place in the poultry enterprise
during recent years. Some of them have been rather spectacular.
Better breeding, better feeding and care, and better disease
control have resulted in a large increase in the number of
eggs laid per hen and in an increase in the average size of farm
flocks. Whenever possible, farmers should make full use of these
improvements in poultry production to increase their farm incomes.
It is equally desirable, however, that they do not allow
their enthusiasm for poultry to cause them to overlook the opportunities
available to them in other forms of livestock. As only
about five per cent of the farmers get as much as half of their
income from poultry, it is evident that poultry is customarily
found in combination with other farm enterprises. Usually, the
livestock combination includes poultry, cattle, and hogs.
Hady, Frank T.; Nodland, Truman.
Our Changing Poultry Enterprise and its Relation to Dairy Cattle and Hogs.
Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.
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