COVINGTON, Ind. — Forage and livestock producers who want to
learn about the role forage quality plays in meat quality can attend the Indiana
Forage Council seminar.
“Quality Forage — Quality Meat” will be held April 24 in
conjunction with the Indiana Forage
Council annual meeting at The Beef House Restaurant, 16501 Indiana
The annual meeting starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by a dinner
at 6 p.m. and the seminar at 7 p.m. Attendance at the annual meeting is not
required for participation in the rest of the evening.
“The use of forages for the production of products, such as
meat, milk and wool, from ruminant livestock, can be cost-effective if the
proper quality of forage is being fed to the right class of livestock,” said
Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension forage specialist. “We will emphasize the role
quality forage plays in calf and lamb weight gains.”
Speakers are Scott Royer of Royer Farm Fresh Beef, Lamb and Pork and Garret Miller of Hoosier
Grassfed Beef . They will speak about how their businesses have
succeeded in the production of meat for local and specialized markets.
Royer Farm Fresh, in Vermillion County, is a family farm
that raises beef, lamb, chicken and eggs. The family continues to improve
pasture productivity through rotational, multispecies grazing.
Hoosier Grassfed Beef, in Fountain County, is a family-owned
farm that produces meat on fresh green pasture whenever possible. Animals never
receive grain or growth hormones, and the family uses no artificial
preservatives for the meat.
Meeting and seminar participants should register by April
18 by contacting Lisa Green at 765-494-4783 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
More information is available at https://ag.purdue.edu/agry/Documents/Annual%20Meeting%20Flyer%202014.pdf .