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Benchmarking for Broiler Production
This page provides information on how to start a recordkeeping (benchmarking) program for your broiler chicken farm.

Agribusiness and Market Analyst Preferences for USDA Market Information
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This brochure details the relative value agribusiness professionals and market analysts place on various USDA livestock and poultry reports that contain pricing and production data. (PDF Format Only)

Seasonal Price and Production Influences in the Broiler Chicken Industry
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This publication discusses the data provided by branches of USDA and its limitations, as well as background information on some relationships within the data that is publicly available for the broiler chicken industry.

In-House Pasteurization of Broiler Litter
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(Video) Many broiler producers re-use litter from previous flocks to help reduce the amount of litter for disposal and to help defray production costs. In-house pasteurization of broiler litter can be a good litter management tool, but there are steps that are crucial to the success of this process. (Runtime: 5:56)

County Extension Agent Preferences for USDA Market Information [Image: usda market info]
This brochure details the relative value Extension agents place on various USDA livestock and poultry reports that contain pricing and production data. (PDF format only)
Potential Tax Strategies for Depreciating Broiler Chicken Houses [Image: depreciating broiler chicken houses]
The brochure details the impacts of using alternative tax depreciation schedules to improve the cash flow for contract broiler producers. (PDF format only)
Louisiana's Commercial Poultry Industry [Image: Louisiana'sCommercial Poultry Industry]
Louisiana's poultry industry facts for 2010. Poultry production in 2010 was the largest animal agricultural industry in Louisiana, second only to forestry in total income production for all agricultural commodities.
4-H Poultry Project [Image: Download the poultry project book]
Introduction to the 4-H Poultry Project. Downloadable project book available.
Fun With Chickens - Handling Poultry [Image: Handling Poultry]
The LSU AgCenter 4-H and FFA Junior Showmanship show gives members a chance to show their broilers. This guide shows how to handle your broiler for exhibition showmanship.
Fun With Chickens - Broiler Showmanship [Image: Broiler Showmanship]
The LSU AgCenter 4-H and FFA Junior Showmanship show gives members a chance to show their broilers. This guide shows how to handle your broiler for exhibition showmanship.
Fun With Chickens - Exhibition Showmanship [Image: Exhibition Showmanship Video]
4-H and FFA members share their experiences raising and showing poultry at the LSU AgCenter Junior Showmanship Show.
Why Hens Stop Laying Eggs
During fall, many backyard flock owners ask, "Why have my hens stopped laying?" Several factors may cause the reduction in egg laying, says LSU AgCenter poultry specialist Dr. Theresia Lavergne.
Sampling Poultry Litter and Soil for Nutrient Analysis [Image: Sampling Poultry Litter and Soil for Nutrient Analysis]
Poultry litter and soil testing are the foundation of a sound nutrient-management program. Poultry litter testing and soil testing are important best management practices (BMPs), and they are essential components of a comprehensive nutrient-management plan (CNMP). This publication includes information on the correct procedures of sampling. (PDF Fomat Only)
Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture [Image: Disaster Recovery: Estimates of Economic Impact From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana Agriculture]
The dollar amounts, which are estimates of reduced revenue and increased costs, are broken down by storm and commodity. Total estimated costs are also provided.