Pastured Rabbit for Profit
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.
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.
Wilson Beef Farms
Wilson Beef Farms in Canaseraga, New York is a dedicated processing operation in upstate New York.
Consumer attitudes and purchasing decisions
Covers consumer trends and concerns.
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.
Feeding cattle for quality beef
Feeding, weight gain, common nutritional limitations, and more.
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.