How to Run a Farm: Packaging Your Produce

Friday, June 10, 2016

One of the great things about farming is the harvesting stage and packaging the produce. Having the fresh produce in your hands and knowing that all the hard work has paid off is truly rewarding. A big part of produce marketing is how produce is packaged. This element is the deciding factor for the final consumer when choosing between your product and your competitors'. I have met some farmers who complain about low sales, but when I ask to see their produce they just have some broccoli heads in a plastic bag or meat in a  dull punnet without their logo.

Keeping Backyard Chickens: Emerging Farmer's Guide to Raising Roadrunner Chickens for Profit

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Raising Roadrunner Chickens in Africa

Growing up we kept indigenous free range chickens in our backyard. My siblings and I enjoyed chasing after them and watching them freely roam the yard. It was fascinating how they would constantly be foraging naturally for bugs and seeds on the ground. As soon as the sun went down they would go seek shelter in the coop we built for them and stay there until morning. I have found that they are such happy chickens. It must be all the vitamin D from being out in the sun.

They are many good reasons why you should consider raising indigenous chickens (roadrunners):

First, it is unlikely that you'll find a cheaper, easier and more efficient animal to raise than the indigenous chicken. It can be raised to produce meat, eggs or both under simple conditions. You do not need to go into debt to get started with roadrunners.

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