Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished: Beyond the Basics with Jim Gerrish
The VT Grass Farmers Association and the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture are sponsoring this workshop on high-quality, grass-finished beef. The factors that impact animal growth and carcass quality will be addressed from the perspectives of both land and animal management. The role grazing strategies play on both perennial & annual pastures and the power of stocking density will be considered. The importance of selecting genetics for forage-based production including frame score, body conformation and weaning weights as well as determining the degree of finish on an animal will be discussed. The presenter for this workshop is Jim Gerrish, an independent grazing lands consultant.
The cost is $35 and lunch is included. For more info and to register, click here.
This workshop is also underwritten by UVM Extension-Champlain Valley Crop, Soil & Pasture, VT Agency of Agriculture and the Adirondack Grazers' Cooperative.