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Extension poultry expo set for Feb. 4

December 21, 2011

The University of Maryland Extension will host the Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland Extension-Carroll County Office and Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, Md.

The expo will feature educational seminars on poultry nutrition, disease prevention and control, chicken breeds, egg and meat production basics, housing, pasturing, feeding and watering systems, regulations and ordinances, organic production, litter and mortality composting, breeding and egg incubation, turkey production, brooding chicks, poultry in diversified livestock operations, exotics, egg grading and handling, marketing and economics, urban poultry and protecting your flock.

Vendors will be available with live poultry and poultry-related items. A poultry processing demonstration will be conducted.

Producers and Extension specialists will be available to answer technical questions about production practices. There will be 4-H activities and competitions.

Door prizes will be awarded. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.

Registration costs $10 for adults or $20 at the door. The cost for youths ages 10 to 18 is $5 or $10 at the door.

Children younger than 10 and 4-H members and volunteers will be admitted free. The 4-H members must register in advance and show their 4-H membership card at the door).

For more information, call 410-386-2760 or go to http://carroll.umd.edu/ag/poultry.cfm.

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