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Animals & Livestock

University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Overall benefits from a backyard rabbit enterprise include nutritious and wholesome meat, educational experiences for young people, an enjoyable occupational activity, rich manure for gardening or flower beds, and the potential for extra income. This document covers topics such as commercial meat stock, housing and ventilation (particularly through the winter months), heat stress management, and basic housing equipment.

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence.

Organizes swine production information according to the following categories: business management, swine health, animal behavior and welfare, breeding, nutrition, facilities, and worker safety. Delivers articles, factsheets, statistics, and databases.

Environmental Protection Agency.

Traces the evolution of pork production in the United States, assesses the economic value of pork to American agriculture, and describes the typical production and manure handling systems in use today.

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Summarizes major issues and drivers within the U.S. hog industry, including market reports, policy concerns, and trade statistics.

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Lists chronologically all swine research projects conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service.

Langston University. Agricultural Research and Extension Programs.

Communicates the research of the E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research. Includes links to a library on goat production, information on particular research projects, education, and opportunities.  

University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. Western Maryland Research and Education Center.

Assembles information for sheep and goat producers.

Selects articles on poultry, flock management, handling, animal health, equipment and facilities, pharmaceuticals, feed, and technology.