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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


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



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

Mother goat and kids

Sheep and goats

Raising small ruminants for dairy, meat, wool. More



Food fish, bait, aquaponics, regulations. More

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