Forage finished beef is of growing consumer and producer interest. Opportunities to direct market a higher value product appeals to producers. Healthier meat from animals raised on pasture appeals to consumers, and the ability to improve environmental outcomes appeals to both. Getting adequate growth to reach a “finished” state and addressing market issues can sometimes challenge, however. This workshop on forage finishing features expertise from Greg Halich (UKY ag economics) and Ed Rayburn (WVU forage specialist), long-time producers and marketers of forage finished beef. In addition to these guests, a producer panel offers insights from the full-time producers’ perspective.
Pasture Finished Combined Presentations
Pasture Beef-finished Production Overview
Marketing and Processing Considerations
Pasture-Finished Beef Animal Selection and Feeding Management
Forage Finishing Strategies for Variable Frame Size Cattle