Producers interested in learning more about grass-fed beef as well as potential marketing opportunities will receive in-depth instruction at a May 31-June 1 conference at Texas A&M University in College Station.
“This is a comprehensive program covering all aspects of grass-fed beef production,” said Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in College Station and conference instructor. “We will discuss cattle types best suited for grass-fed beef options as well as sustainable production systems.
Topics to be discussed include:
Understanding niche markets: What really constitutes natural, grass-fed and organic beef production.
- Forage-based nutrition for cattle: The fundamentals of growing forage in Texas.
- Bridging nutritional gaps in Texas due to deficiencies in forage quality or quantity.
- Managing pastures for improved cattle performance.
- Cattle types suited for grass-fed beef.
- Preventative herd health: Managing the health of cattle targeted for niche markets.
- Carcass fabrication … a demonstration.
- Consumers and their expectations.
- A Taste of Texas Beef: Marketing a unique product.
Registration is $250 through April 15 and $275 after. To register online, visit: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and enter keyword “grassfed” or call 979-845-2604.
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