Grass-fed beef conference scheduled May 30-31 in College Station
All facets of grass-fed beef production will be featured at a conference hosted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service May 30-31 at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Last year’s inaugural conference in College Station was attended by more than 60 beef producers, said Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in Uvalde and conference coordinator.
“Judging by the comments from last year’s participants, it was a huge success,” Machen said. “We’re excited about the lineup of speakers we will have for this information-sharing opportunity. As soil moisture improves and forages begin to recover, now is the time to re-evaluate forage and beef production systems.”
Machen said the conference will cover a broad range of important topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production and is open to both beef producers and consumers.
The following topics will be discussed: overview of the beef industry; defining natural, grass-fed and organic beef; growing forage – the fundamentals; cattle types suited for grass-fed beef; forage-based nutrition for cattle; preventative herd health; handling cattle for wholesome beef; carcass fabrication; consumers and their expectations; marketing a unique product; and economics and sustainability.
Cost is $250 through May 15 and $300 after. The conference will be held at both the Rosenthal Meat Science Building and the Louis Pearce Pavilion on the Texas A&M campus.
To register online, visit https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/and enter keyword “grassfed.”
College Station, Texas