Commercial management guides


Breed association and clubs

Poultry-related magazines, social networks, and YouTube channels


National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP - USDA)

Kentucky Representative:
Dr. Katie FlynnState VeterinarianKentucky Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health
100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 252
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 782-5920

Additional contact person: Dr Kerry Barling, Deputy State Veterinarian - 
Additional contact person: Megan Zinner, Poultry Programs -

University of Kentucky's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Shipping address:
1490 Bull Lea Rd.
Lexington, KY 40511
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 14125
Lexington, KY 40512-4125
Phone: (859) 257-8283
Fax: (859) 255-1624

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Receiving Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Diagnostic Services Coordinator:
Dr. Deborah Maples
(859) 257-7112

After-hours emergency:
Dr. Alan Lynachan, Interim Director
Phone: 859-257-6570

Approved animal drug products (Green Book) (FDA)

Commercial management guides



Poultry Products Inspection Act (FDA)

Understanding poultry exemptions (eXtension)

A guide to federal food labeling requirements for meat and poultry (FSIS)

The FSIS Small Plant Help Desk Staff are available to answer phone and email inquiries from 8 am to 4 pm EST at 1-877-FSIS HELP (1-877-374-7435) or Phone messages or email inquiries can be submitted outside these hours and a staff specialist will follow up with you within one business day.

Food labeling - meat and poultry terms (FSIS)

STATE - General

State Meat and Poultry Inspection Programs
Twenty-seven states (which does not include Kentucky) have established meat and poultry inspection programs for products produced and sold within their jurisdictions. They must enforce requirements at least equal to those of FSIS' Federal inspection program and are reimbursed up to 50% of the cost. Related Information:

STATE - Kentucky-specific

Kentucky commercial feed law (University of Kentucky)

Regulatory Services Newsletter (University of Kentucky)



Custom processing facilities in Kentucky

Mobile Processing Unit (

You-tube video - Kentucky mobile poultry processing facility

You-tube video - NESFI poultry processing unit

Central Kentucky Custom Meats 

6256 KY 1859
Liberty, KY 42539

Marksbury Farm
 - No longer processing poultry

Misty Lee Farm Poultry Processing

1565 Jeff Adams Rd
Pembrooke, KY 42266