Developing a criteria to select colostrum samples of poor quality
Good colostrum management is essential to the health of newborn replacements and life-long profit.
Harvesting cattle to produce quality beef
Pricing, quality at harvest, issues with dark cutters, influence of cattle age, and more.
Pricing the beef carcass
Smart pricing, hidden costs, keeping up with changes in the market, and more.
Marbling, maturity, nutrition, and the distribution of quality grading in the U.S.
Sires for grass-fed beef production
Criteria for genetic selection, the importance of grass quality, breeds, benchmarks, and more.
Understanding beef labels
Labeling basics, labeling requirements, applying for labels, labeling examples, and more.
Selection for meat quality
Planning for a specific market, choosing replacement heifers, genetics, crossbreeding, and more.
Working with the processor
Information for the processor, planning to harvest, USDA facilities, packaging, and more.
Hedgeapple Farm sells grass-fed Black Angus beef in Buckeystown, Maryland.
Highpoint Farm is a CSA in Trumansburg, New York.
Horn Farm and Restaurant
Horn and Farm Restaurant is a diversified organic operation in Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Logan Family Farms
Logan Family Farms is in Irwin, Pennsylvania. Beef marketing is primarily through farmers markets.
Soergel Family Farms
Soergel Family Farms is near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beef sales are a recent addition to the farm's products.
So you want to raise beef cattle
Options to consider, setting goals, and thinking ahead.
Organic parasite control
Signs of parasites, prevention, National Organic Program standards, and more.
Consumer attitudes and purchasing decisions
Covers consumer trends and concerns.
Wilson Beef Farms
Wilson Beef Farms in Canaseraga, New York is a dedicated processing operation in upstate New York.
Feeding cattle for quality beef
Feeding, weight gain, common nutritional limitations, and more.
Simple P Test Yields Millions in Savings
John Maxwell, a Geneseo, N.Y., dairy farmer, used to apply more than 60 pounds of phosphorus per acre when planting his 250 acres of corn. But after participating in a SARE-funded, statewide research project aimed at helping growers fine-tune their use of starter phosphorus fertilizers, he has reduced that to about 20 pounds per acre, […]
A series of eight handbooks for new farmers or established producers seeking to transition to organic or improve their current practices. Print only; order from Chelsea Green.