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Welcome to Meat Systems


A professional development opportunity in grass-based meat systems for agricultural service providers and farmers provided by the Northeast SARE state programs in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
 


          "Looking to learn more about sustainable livestock production? You've found the right place."

          

Nutrition's Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices

 

THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THE 2018 WORKSHOPS.
WE ARE BUSY PLANNING WORKSHOPS FOR 2019, CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE DETAILS AND DATES!



The 2018 project year focused on animal nutrition and the impact it has on the health and wellbeing of animals. 2019 will continue to foucs on animal nutrition with a look at feeding animals sustainably, particularly focusing on pasture management and infrastructure. 

 

 


Click here for the links to the 2018 classroom presentations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 


CURRENT SUGGESTED READINGS/WEBSITES


-A great reference for those involved in sustainable agriculture. The website is powered by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT)
http://attra.ncat.org 

-UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute http://asi.ucdavis.edu/programs/sarep/about/what-is-sustainable-agriculture

-Parasite control in small ruminants https://web.uri.edu/sheepngoat/

-Montana State University Ration Formulation Program https://msusheepration.montana.edu/

 

Nutrition's Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices

A workshop series for agricultural service providers and farmers on pasture management and infrastructure and the nutritional needs of livestock raised on pasture.

 

Upcoming Workshops:

Check back soon for 2019 workshop dates!


Click below for the 2018 programs

2018 SARE Classroom Workshops
2018 SARE Field Workshops

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Register here for any or all 2018 workshops

Click below for a link to the 2018 classroom presentations

-Basic animal nutrition concepts and their ties to animal health - 5/18/18 Workshop


-Sustainably feeding animals and using body condition scoring to evaulate animals - 6/21/18 workshop


-Animal health and diseases related to nutrition - 7/31/18 workshop

Joyce Meader
Katherine Petersson
Maria Hoffman

Upcoming Agricultural Events

NESARE - Farmer Grant Applications

Northeast SARE is now accpecting farmer grant applications, due by November 27th 2018

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