Water Plan and Animal Movement
This heritage poultry farm couple came to assess their water situation with many areas being unusable due to spring folks on their land. Working with them on product differentiation they were able to increase their prices and income by 50% and design considerations put another 60% of their land into production.
This heritage poultry farm couple were interested in assessing their water situation as many areas were unusable due to spring activity on their land.
We started by evaluating their values and goals as a couple and a business. This allowed us to discover what was holding their farm back.
Turning "water into trees and fodder" we were able to put 60% of previously unused land into production and turn their problem into a solution.
Working with them on product differentiation they were able to increase their prices and income by 50%.
20-30's Farm Couple with growing Family
Substantial water flows during the shoulder and winter season. Much of the land was not arable due to major water flow.
The main concept of this design was to turn the surplus water into farm products; namely shrub, tree crops and poultry. With the amount of grass and water, ducks were an excellent match for the site. Also, the process of free-ranging, fermenting feed, and the amount of care the heritage chickens received the market price had substantial room to capture more value for both broilers and layers.
- Water Management Plan that produced more Farm Product and Income
- Grazing Management Plan
- Species List
- Water Management Earthworks
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