Meat Chicken Comparison

Part of a multi-farm trial on 2 farms asking Research Question: Does the Nova Free Ranger, a meat chicken derived from European heritage breeds, differ from the industrial White Rock with respect to production costs and meat quality?

Pasture-Raised Chicken Breed Comparison

Summary ● The Nova Free Ranger, a new meat chicken from Nova Scotia bred for free range living, may better integrate into ecological farms and produce nutritionally-superior meat compared to the industrial White Rock – Cornish Cross. ● Given the fast growth...

Probiotics for Pasture-Raised Chicken

This document outlines the steps that Justin will follow to execute his research trial, Probiotics for pasture-raised chicken, including design, execution, data collection and data sharing. It also serves as a Memorandum of Understanding between Justin and the...

Summary of Projects 2016

Brief summary of the year, including the data collected in 2016 by EFAO farmer-researchers. This was included in the package given out at the Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference in Kingston, Nov/Dec 2016.

Probiotics for Pasture-Raised Chickens

White rock chickens are the industry standard but weight gain is usually lower on pasture than in conventional settings. Feeding them probiotics, therefore, might improve the health and weight gain of pasture-raised chickens. With several products on the market,...