Livestock and Poultry

Are you interested in raising animals as a farm enterprise?

New Entry's livestock and poultry programs are designed to help farmers of varying experience levels profitably and sustainably raise and sell meat, eggs, milk, and fiber, with an emphasis on pasture-based systems.

New Entry partners with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to host a series of Livestock and Poultry Field Schools covering poultry, sheep, goats, swine, and beef cattle. These workshops offer hands-on practical skills training, with topics ranging from animal health and nutrition to regulations and meat marketing.

We also work to help small-scale poultry farmers find legal, affordable poultry processing options. New Entry manages the Eastern Massachusetts Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (MPPU) and provides training and regulatory and technical assistance for on-farm poultry processing in Massachusetts, New England and beyond.

For more information on New Entry's livestock and poultry programs, contact the New Entry office at 978-654-6745.

The Livestock Institute of Southern New England also hosts seminars and workshops for producers. Learn more here.

Livestock and Poultry Resources

On-Farm Poultry Processing: Preparation and Sanitation

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  • Video

On-Farm Poultry Processing Series (Part 1 of 3). Created for small poultry producers interested in processing their own birds using a mobile or stationary on-farm processing facility. This segment focuses on the preparation, sanitation, and supplies needed for food-safe processing. Created by New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, with support from USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).

For additional poultry processing resources and guides, visit:
nesfp.nutrition.tufts.edu/training/poultryresources.html

For poultry processing training opportunities in Massachusetts, visit: nesfp.nutrition.tufts.edu/training/mobilepoultrytraining.html

Swine School

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  • Video

Swine School seminar by NESFP. For full length video, follow this link:
dogooder.tv/Orgs/NESFP/default.aspx?MovieID=3454

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