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Virginia Forage: Pasture-Finished Beef Production Meeting Online

August 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This was originally scheduled for 3 in person community sessions around Virginia but has moved to online format due to Coronavirus concerns and will be:

August 11, 12, 13 from 7pm to 9pm.

The link may reference those meetings, but they will update soon with online info. As of June 23 the meeting details have not been published on the vaforages.org site.

Pasture-Finished Beef Production Meetings

Are you interested in starting a pasture-finished beef operation or improving your existing forage-finished beef operation?

If so, consider attending one of the upcoming Pasture-Finished Beef Production Meetings held at three convenient locations around Virginia. These workshops are part of a collaborative effort between Virginia Tech, the University of Kentucky, and West Virginia University.

Specialist from these three universities will cover a wide range of topics, including forage management, cattle selection, and marketing considerations. A producer panel will allow you to learn from farmers who are currently producing and marketing pasture-finished beef.

Register here by June 29th for $10 per person. $20 after June 29th.

These workshops are supported in part by a Southern Extension Risk Management Education Grant.


8:30 – 8:55 am                                Registration

8:55 – 9:00 am                                Introductions

9:00 – 9:45 am                                Overview of pasture-finished beef production – Dr. Greg Halich, University of Kentucky

9:45 – 10:40 am                              Forages and grazing management – Dr. John Fike, Virginia Tech

10:40 – 11:00 am                             Break

11:00 am – 11:45 am                       Cattle selection, supplementation, and winter management – Dr. Ed Rayburn, West Virginia University

11:45 am – 12:00 pm                      Project update: Cattle frame size and supplementation study – Adam Murray, PhD student, Virginia Tech

12:00 – 12:45 pm                             Lunch

12:45 – 1:30 pm                                Marketing and processing – Dr. Greg Halich, University of Kentucky

1:30 – 2:00 pm                                  Producer panel

2:00 – 2:45 pm                                  Putting it all together: Finishing systems and profitability – Dr. Greg Halich, University of Kentucky
                                                              Dr. Ed Rayburn, West Virginia University

2:45 – 3:00 pm                                  Follow-up questions, collect surveys, and adjourn


August 11, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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