Livestock Products

Sustainable year-round sheep milking management

The U.S. sheep dairy industry is currently a seasonal business as traditional dairy sheep breeds tend to follow an annual 180-day lactation. With her Northeast SARE Graduate Student grant, Nikola “Niko” Kochendoerfer of Cornell University, explored the possibility of year-round sheep milking management using meat breed ewes (Finn and Dorset crossbreeds). These breeds are capable […]

Guild by association: Partnership grant organizes Maryland cheesemakers

Although consumer demand for local Maryland artisanal and farmstead cheeses is high, state regulatory hurdles have created significant barriers for this emerging industry. Working with Ginger Myers, agricultural marketing specialist with the University of Maryland Extension, a committed group of farmstead cheese producers and agriculture support specialists teamed up to form the Maryland Cheesemakers’ Guild […]

2017 Northeast SARE Annual Report

A look back at the past 30 years of SARE and a look to the future. This edition includes a listing of 2017 project awards by state and includes a snapshot of program results.

Hedgeapple Farm

Hedgeapple Farm sells grass-fed Black Angus beef in Buckeystown, Maryland.

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.

Wilson Beef Farms

Wilson Beef Farms in Canaseraga, New York is a dedicated processing operation in upstate New York.

Niche Poultry Enterprises in New England

Broiler enterprises have started making a comeback in the region in recent years, but they tend to look very different from the standard broiler operations you’d find in Maryland or Georgia.

Quality grade

Marbling, maturity, nutrition, and the distribution of quality grading in the U.S.