Consumers and producers interested in grass-fed beef are invited to attend a two-day conference presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The grass-fed beef production conference will be held May 30-31 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.
“In addition to traditionally produced beef, products from natural, grass-fed and organic production systems are important contributors to the beef market. We welcome both the beef producer and interested consumers to attend this conference and learn more about this segment of the industry,” said Dr. Rick Machen, Texas AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist and conference coordinator. “There will be several topics of interest to both audiences.”
Presentation topics include: an overview of the beef industry; defining natural, grass-fed and organic beef; growing forage; cattle types suited for grass-fed beef; forage-based nutrition for cattle; preventative herd health; handling cattle for wholesome beef; carcass fabrication; consumer expectations; marketing a unique product; and economics and sustainability.
Registration is $250 through May 15 and $300 thereafter. To register, visit https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu and search “grassfed.”