CONSERVATION AGRICULTURAL LEASES
Presented at the 2021 MA & RI Land Conservation Conference
Joyce Meader (TLI Board Member and Education Committee Chair) recently gave at presentation at the MA & RI Conservation Conference entitled, “Conservation Agricultural Leases". View Joyce's work, including resources for land trusts, soil health, rental rates and more. View the presentation here. Questions? Email Joyce Meader at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Livestock Institute's Education Committee is excited to expand its producer education with processing data from Meatworks' extensive Vista Trak system. From this data we will develop additional monthly updates and educational tools for producers on topics like cut yield data, trends in specific cuts, filling out cut sheets and more. Our hope is to continue open dialogue on best livestock management and marketing practices for small scale farms.
MONTHLY AVERAGE HOT WEIGHT* - 2020
We are taking a look back at 2020 in these charts, emphasizing average hot weight (or dressed weight) per month for beef and pork.
How did your hot weights compare to the monthly averages?
USDA averages for further comparison. [*Hot (or dressed) weight is "un-chilled weight of the carcass after slaughter and the removal of the head, hide, intestinal tract, and internal organs." UGA Ext.]
Thursday February 20th, 2020 6:00pm
Dartmouth Grange Hall, 1133 Fisher Rd., Dartmouth MA
All are welcome to this potluck event!
Join The Livestock Institute of Southern New England for their Annual Meeting on Thursday February 20th, 2020 at 6:00pm. The night's presentation will include updates on TLI, Meatworks and programming for livestock producers.
The Livestock Institute & Meatworks Panel Presentation: 'Lessons Learned and Vision for the Future'
Join TLI at this year's SEMAP Ag & Food Conference at Bristol Aggie High School. The Livestock Institute will panel a discussion on their work with livestock producers, including an update on the Meatworks facility, a state of the art custom slaughterhouse in Westport MA.
Advanced Pasture Management Seminar
Sarah Flack is the author of The Art and Science of Grazing, and Organic Dairy Production and is a nationally known speaker and consultant specializing in grass based and organic livestock farming. She grew up on a Vermont family farm that used management-intensive grazing and mob stocking. She later pursued graduate studies on pasture management at the University of Vermont. She has written extensively about grass farming and is known for teaching workshops that take a practical approach to applying the science of grazing. Sarah has successfully helped many farmers create positive change in their pastures, soils, livestock, finances, and farm-family quality of life.