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Managing Staph aureus on the Organic Dairy
Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium that causes mastitis in dairy cattle. Staph aureus mastitis is highly contagious and can easily spread among the herd. Organic dairy farmer Katie Webb Clark conducted a Northeast SARE Farmer Grant project to test milking hygiene and preventative management protocols used in the U.S. and New Zealand, trialed Manuka honey […]
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.
Working with the processor
Information for the processor, planning to harvest, USDA facilities, packaging, and more.
Wilson Beef Farms
Wilson Beef Farms in Canaseraga, New York is a dedicated processing operation in upstate New York.
Organic parasite control
Signs of parasites, prevention, National Organic Program standards, and more.
So you want to raise beef cattle
Options to consider, setting goals, and thinking ahead.
Soergel Family Farms
Soergel Family Farms is near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Beef sales are a recent addition to the farm's products.
Logan Family Farms
Logan Family Farms is in Irwin, Pennsylvania. Beef marketing is primarily through farmers markets.
Horn Farm and Restaurant
Horn and Farm Restaurant is a diversified organic operation in Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Highpoint Farm is a CSA in Trumansburg, New York.
Hedgeapple Farm sells grass-fed Black Angus beef in Buckeystown, Maryland.
Selection for meat quality
Planning for a specific market, choosing replacement heifers, genetics, crossbreeding, and more.
Understanding beef labels
Labeling basics, labeling requirements, applying for labels, labeling examples, and more.
Sires for grass-fed beef production
Criteria for genetic selection, the importance of grass quality, breeds, benchmarks, and more.
Marbling, maturity, nutrition, and the distribution of quality grading in the U.S.
Pricing the beef carcass
Smart pricing, hidden costs, keeping up with changes in the market, and more.
Harvesting cattle to produce quality beef
Pricing, quality at harvest, issues with dark cutters, influence of cattle age, and more.
Feeding cattle for quality beef
Feeding, weight gain, common nutritional limitations, and more.
Consumer attitudes and purchasing decisions
Covers consumer trends and concerns.
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, […]