Organic feeds suppliment the pasture grass diet of layer and broiler chickens for better health and digestion at Nickâs Organic Farm, in Adamstown, MD, on Friday, July 12, 2013. The farm, owned by Nick Maravell, produces Black Angus beef, chicken, turkey, eggs, hay, soybeans, corn, alfalfa, orchard grass, rye; and other crops. The cattle are100% grass-fed receiving certified organic pasture, certified organic hay (in winter), water and mineral salts mixed with sea kelp. The cattle are not fed hormones, antibiotics or animal products. Poultry feed from grain is ground from organic grain. The poultry also graze on organic pastures. The farm has conducted on-farm research with federal, state and non-profit agencies to refine organic practices. USDA Photos by Lance Cheung.
May 5, 2014
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