William Sexten, a state beef specialist with MU Extension, received a NCR-SARE Research and Education grant to develop a grazing-wedge program at the University of Missouri. Read more about the grazing wedge program and Sexten's work below.
Source: Missouri Farmer Today, Benjamin Herrold
A light rain fell on the rolling hills of Denny Pogue’s pastures on his Phelps County farm. Pogue eased his pickup out across the pasture, checking his first-calf heifers.
It was a gray November day. Pogue, who has a herd of about 85 cows, noted the grass was greener than normal for this time of year,...Read More
Do you raise grass steers? A SARE-supported project conducted at the The Dickinson Research Extension Center in North Dakota found that properly managed forage supplies have the potential to increase rib-eye area in long yearling steers by 25 percent.
Source: Cattle Network, by Chris Ringwall
Properly managed forage supplies have the potential to increase rib-eye area in long yearling steers by 25 percent. Occasionally, data comes across the desk that causes one to sit back and say: Wow, could you repeat that? Yes, properly managed forage supplies have the potential to increase...Read More
The Indiana SARE Program and Purdue Extension are sponsoring a Cattle Handling Practices and Facilities Seminar on January 19, 2013 which will feature livestock industry consultant, Temple Grandin.
Source: Purdue Agriculture News, by Jennifer Stewart
A Purdue Extension beef management seminar will give cattle producers the chance to learn about animal handling facilities and on-farm management practices from some of the nation's top experts, including author and livestock industry consultant Temple Grandin.
The Cattle Handling Practices and Facilities seminar will be Jan....Read More
The Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation and Michigan Good Food Charter are working to develop local food production and distribution systems to source 20% of the food for the Traverse City area within a 100-mile radius by 2020. The plan also states the meat portion of supply should be pasture-based. According to Jason Rowntree, Assistant Professor, Beef Cattle and Forage Utilization at Michigan State University, to achieve this pasture-based livestock supply, producer and culinary education must be greatly enhanced. This story features Rowntree's NCR-SARE Research and Education project,...Read More
Folks with an interest in grassfed beef production are invited to attend a pasture walk and workshop at the Jane and Joe Jewett farm near Palisade, MN on Monday, October 22 from 9:30am-2:30pm.
Jane Jewett has an NCR-SARE Farmer-Rancher grant to document finishing weights and time to finish for grassfed beef steers. Three other farmers in Minnesota are cooperating on this project, and preliminary results will be presented. Betsy Weiland, Minnesota SARE co-coordinator, will present information about the SARE grant programs.
Scott Kittleson from the Aitkin NRCS...Read More
This news feature highlights SARE grantee Songul Senturklu and the NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center, and their SARE research on integrating beef cattle and a diverse cropping system.
Source: Farm and Ranch Guide
Eight thousand miles away from home, Dr. Songul Senturklu finds common ground with beef cattle research. She is the central figure in an academic research exchange program between the Republic of Turkey, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University and the NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center.
Senturklu’s knowledge and experience will be...Read More
Source: MSU Extension, Mandy Pratt
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension recently received a three-year grant to test the feasibility of a value-added grass-fed beef chain in northwestern Michigan and is seeking interested producers to participate.
The grant is funded by NCR-SARE (LNC12-345). This research will help pave the way from the pasture to the dinner plate and will involve not only the farms but also butchers, chefs and consumers to develop a new sustainable industry for Michigan.
The Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Good Food Charter of the Traverse...Read More
An NCR-SARE project in Missouri is teaching pasture budgeting techniques designed to match beef cattle nutrient requirements to the forage system while strategically managing input costs, pasture quality, and carrying capacity. As part of the project, four core beef producer groups are being developed in cooperation with state and regional Extension specialists. This news feature highlights the first meeting of the North Missouri Grazing Group at Jonnie Hubach’s farm, located in northeastern Andrew County.
To read more about the related NCR-SARE Research and Education project,...Read More
Ebersole family will host field day on how to raise quality beef. Event will take place on their farm near Kellerton in southern Iowa, on October 15 and is sponsored by Practical Farmers of Iowa. Shanen and Beau Ebersole who own and operate Ebersole Cattle Company at Kellerton in southern Iowa, invite you to their farm to see how they raise quality beef while caring for the soil, air and water.
They will explain how they are extending the grazing season, their strategies for providing a good mix of nutrients and supplements for their cattle and their keys to successful...Read More