A broad range of topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production will be covered May 30-31 at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will host its second grass-fed beef conference for beef producers and consumers. Last year’s inaugural conference was a big success, says Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in Uvalde and conference coordinator.
“We’re excited about the lineup of speakers we will have for this information-sharing opportunity,” says Machen. “As soil moisture improves and forages begin to recover, now is the time to re-evaluate forage and beef production systems.”
Topics will include: 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; consumers and their expectations; marketing a unique product; and economics and sustainability.
Carcass demonstrations, showing fabrication methods and retail cuts, will also be featured, says Machen.
The cost is $250 through May 15 and $300 after that date. To register online, visit agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ and enter the keyword “grassfed.”