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Small-Scale Egg Handling
A Publication of ATTRA—National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service www.attra.ncat.org
While information on large-scale egg washing and handling is readily available, there is less information available on handling eggs on a small or medium scale. This publication covers proactive methods to keep free-range eggs clean through egg collection, egg cleaning, candling and grading. You should be aware of your state’s regulations on the sale of eggs so you will know what practices are required.
Small Scale Egg Production
Betsy Conner's 2010 Kansas Farmers Market Conference for Venders: Presentation PDF
Thinking of getting into small-scale egg production or increasing the size of your existing flock? Learn the bare bones of egg production including production systems, breed choices, egg handling, marketing, and resources.
Best Breed for Laying Hens
a blog post by Rosanna Bauman, Cedar Valley Farms
Rosanna, KRC's Farmer-Educator for Meat and Egg Production, explains what traits to look for when selecting your egg layers.
Organic Poultry Production: Eggs
Organic Fact Sheet from MOSES, the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
The market for organic poultry products is strong and growing. Integrating either small-scale or large-scale production into your farm system can be both enjoyable and lucrative. Various direct-to-consumer markets or selling through marketing agencies are options. Contact your marketing agency or explore your market options to accommodate any special production requirements (breeds, feed types etc).
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