UGA Extension provides educational and service-related programs for commercial poultry producers, allied industry representatives and small flock producers to enhance production and economic efficiencies while maintaining the state's competitive position in poultry production.
Broilers and eggs are Georgia's two largest agricultural commodities, making up nearly 40 percent of the state's production value.
While per-capita chicken consumption has doubled since 1978, Georgia's production has tripled. Some of the factors that make chicken one of America's favorite foods are its nutritional and health advantages, price and economic value, expanding availability and endless variety of new, great-tasting and convenient ways to prepare chicken products.
HACCP Certification Short Course for Meat & Poultry Certification meets the USDA's training requirements and teaches Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point principles.
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many county offices for ag producers.
Poultry Conferences and Workshops Educational opportunities for poultry producers.
- Environmental Factors to Control when Brooding Chicks (B 1287) The main objective in brooding chicks is to efficiently and economically provide a comfortable, healthy environment for growing birds. Temperature, air quality, humidity and light are critical factors…
- Maximizing Poultry Manure Use through Nutrient Management Planning (B 1245) This publication provides current information about the appropriate application and most effective use of poultry fertilizer. It will also help poultry producers develop a simple nutrient management p…
- Poultry Litter Application on Pastures and Hayfields (B 1330) Poultry litter is widely used on pastures and hayfields in Georgia. There are many benefits when it is used wisely. Producers should use nutrient management planning and recommended rates to ensure po…
UGA Department of Poultry Science The University of Georgia began offering specialized study in the poultry sciences even before creating the Department of Poultry Science in 1912. In the years since, many students have received degrees in poultry science.
Department of Poultry Science's Extension and Outreach Programs Provides educational and service-related programs for commercial poultry producers, allied industry representatives, county Extension personnel, and small flock producers to enhance production and economic efficiencies while maintaining the state's competitive position in poultry production.
Georgia's Nutrient Management Programs for Poultry Producers Comprehensive information on the development and implementation of nutrient management plans (NMPs) for poultry producers in Georgia.
Poultry Diagnostic and Research Center College of Veterinary Research unit involved with teaching, research, and service in poultry medicine.
Poultry Conferences and Workshops An overview of UGA poultry scientists' and biological and agricultural engineers' workshops for new and experienced broiler flock supervisors.
Poultry Tips Newsfeed and blog from the UGA Department of Poultry Science, as well as archived poultry tips from the past.
Poultry Housing Tips A wide variety of information related to poultry house environmental control and energy conservation.
Poultry House Emissions Human activities, including modern agriculture, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. These publications, calculation tool and resources can help enhance your poultry house efficiency with minimal environmental impact.
Impact Statements: Poultry Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices in this area.
Impact Statements: Eggs Descriptions of Extension efforts to improve knowledge and practices in this area.
Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network Dedicated to supporting the poultry industry and other bird owners by providing health monitoring and veterinary diagnostic services specific to poultry.
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Displaying farm gate values for 2016. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.