Another issue to be considered is processing and marketing. Processing is a huge expense for persons who produce for a niche market. We pay $.60/lb (carcass weight) for harvesting, cutting, wrapping and storage.Read More...
Two specific items to evaluate in a grass-fed beef system is the nutritional composition of various forages and the effect of different forages on the flavor of beef, specifically are there forages that contribute more to the “grassy” flavor than others.Read More...
This is absolutely one of Ron’s favorite subjects (degrees in beef cattle genetics) because he does believe that there is the “best” type of animal for a grass-fed beef program; however,Read More...
Many of the recommendations of persons working with grass-fed beef are to have the animal gaining well for a reasonable time period to get some fat deposition (in excess of two pounds for 90 daysRead More...
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