Grass-fed Beef Intensive: Optimizing Productivity & Profitability with Jim Gerrish
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Join us in Hardwick for a day with Jim Gerrish. We will be focusing on the basics of grass-fed beef production, from pasture management to marketing your product. We’ll tour the pastures at Snug Valley Farm (they raise grass-finished Holstein steers) with Jim discussing management intensive grazing from stocking rate to rest periods. Lunch will be provided by Back Road BBQ while having a discussion with Sam Smith from the Intervale and Rose Wilson about grass-fed beef profitability; how to market and label your beef. After the discussion, we will move to Shat Acres Farm in Greensboro (they raise grass-finished Highland Cattle) and take a look with Jim at how they manage their pastures.
Jim Gerrish is an independent grazing lands consultant providing service to farmers and ranchers on both private and public lands across the US and internationally. He has 22 years of beef-forage systems research and outreach while on the faculty at the University of Missouri, and co-founded a multi-day grazing management program that has been duplicated in fifteen other states.
UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture & VT Grass Farmers Association