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Alternative and small-scale livestock systems

Alternative livestock systems are methods of production and marketing that lie outside the mainstream or conventional ways of raising livestock, including organic production, pasturing, small flocks and herds, minimal antibiotic use, and a connection to local and niche markets. More about alternative and small-scale livestock systems

Chickens in a coop

Poultry

Backyard chickens, small flocks, day-range pasturing, daily move pens. More

Piglet

Swine

Swedish deep-straw farrowing, deep-straw hoop structures, pasture production. More

A Buelingo cow and calf

Beef cattle

Forage and grass finishing, organic production, growth promotants-free beef. More

Mother goat and kids

Sheep and goats

Raising small ruminants for dairy, meat, wool. More

Fish

Aquaculture

Food fish, bait, aquaponics, regulations. More

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