Pasture-Finished Beef Production Meetings
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Are you interested in starting a pasture-finished beef operation or improving your existing forage-finished beef operation?
If so, consider attending one of the upcoming Pasture-Finished Beef Production Meetings held at three convenient locations around Virginia. These workshops are part of a collaborative effort between Virginia Tech, the University of Kentucky, and West Virginia University.
Specialist from these three universities will cover a wide range of topics, including forage management, cattle selection, and marketing considerations. A producer panel will allow you to learn from farmers who are currently producing and marketing pasture-finished beef.
Register here by June 29th for $10 per person. $20 after June 29th.
These workshops are supported in part by a Southern Extension Risk Management Education Grant.
8:30 – 8:55 am Registration
8:55 – 9:00 am Introductions
9:00 – 9:45 am Overview of pasture-finished beef production – Dr. Greg Halich, University of Kentucky
9:45 – 10:40 am Forages and grazing management – Dr. John Fike, Virginia Tech
10:40 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 am – 11:45 am Cattle selection, supplementation, and winter management – Dr. Ed Rayburn, West Virginia University
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Project update: Cattle frame size and supplementation study – Adam Murray, PhD student, Virginia Tech
12:00 – 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 pm Marketing and processing – Dr. Greg Halich, University of Kentucky
1:30 – 2:00 pm Producer panel
2:00 – 2:45 pm Putting it all together: Finishing systems and profitability – Dr. Greg Halich, University of Kentucky
Dr. Ed Rayburn, West Virginia University
2:45 – 3:00 pm Follow-up questions, collect surveys, and adjourn
July 7, 2020, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
290 Ready Mix Road
Wytheville, VA 24382
July 8, 2020, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Virginia Department of Forestry Headquarters
900 Natural Resources Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Alston H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center
595 Laurel Grove Road
Winchester, VA 22602