LOL. Meat. Well my last batch of broilers are growing slower than I would expect. Must be the lack of daylight and lack of protein packed bugs in the pasture. I need to deliver 40 broilers on Dec. 17th and I am afraid they will be on the light side. Normally my broilers are around 3.5-4lbs, but my customer wants them even if they are only 2 lbs. The dilemma is less weight less money, and this time of year it takes more feed to get them to weight.
Predators are still giving me fits. 99% are hawks and owls. Strangest thing….a Redtail hawk flew into my electric net fencing. The darn thing died. I have NEVER had that happen before.
Lastly, with the lack of income (from broilers) over the winter I have decided to hang it up. I am headed back into the corporate world. Which means I probably wont be raising broilers again. Part of me will miss it, and part of me is excited. I am also debating whether or not I should sell off the dairy goat herd. We thought there would be a law in place allowing us to sell raw milk by now. It seems every year it gets stalled. Goat shares are a PIA. I wont get rid of my layers for sure. I sold 50 dozen eggs last month, and could have sold 50 more.
Bottom line it is the HOLIDAYS!!!!! Time to decorate the farm!!