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Better feed builds a better bird

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    Julius Ludovico moves his chicken cages to a new grazing area on Waialua farmland as the sun rises.

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    Month-old chickens gather around a metal feeder on J. Ludovico Farm. Their pens also give them access to grass and insects that they eat as well.

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    Lucy Ludovico lifts a feeding container into one of the pens.

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    Ludovico gets help on weekends from his wife, Jamie, and children Lucy, 12, left; Ellie, 10; and Jack, 7.

The University of Hawaii’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources has been working on ways to utilize Hawaii’s resources for supplemental feed to make livestock farming more financially viable. Read more

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