Postponed: 2022 Beginner's Guide to Raising Beef

  • Postponed
Mixed Online/In-Person

Riverstone Farm
12 Spruceville Road
Milan, NH 03588
United States

This workshop has been postponed until Fall of 2022.

Are you thinking about raising beef cattle? Do you already have beef cattle, but want to brush up on some of the basics? Maybe you're looking to test the waters for a new business venture? Join us for a hybrid three-part series on the ins and outs of what it takes to raise beef cattle successfully in New Hampshire.  

The first two sessions, participants will join instructors virtually to go over some basic considerations when getting started with beef cattle. The last day will feature an on-farm training to develop skills that will help participants be more self-sufficient when it comes to basic management and care. 

This event is in partnership with the New Hampshire Beef Producers Association. 

May 23rd, 6-8pm, What do I need to know before buying cattle? 

  • Site assessment and infrastructure basics 

  • Breed considerations 

  • Production stages/ types of production (cow/calf to finish, stockers, finishing) 

  • Production scheduling—timing and processing 

May 24th, 6-8pm, How do I keep cattle happy and healthy? 

  • Regulations 

  • Healthy cattle 

  • Nutrition basics 

  • Grazing and pasture management 

May 25th, 12pm-4pm, On Farm Training—Riverstone Farm, Milan, NH  

First Half: 

  • What to do before the vet comes: 

  • Vital signs, normal vs abnormal 

  • How to give proper injections, what injections might you give 

  • Facilities and Biosecurity 

  • Ideas on how to set up your own facility, discuss animal flow and handling 

  • How to keep your cattle safe from outside pathogens 

  • Pasture and Feed Management 

  • Fly and parasite control (IPM) 

Second Half: 

  • Processing Facility Bonus tour with Mary Tichy 

Cost: $30

Instructors: Elaina Enzien, Carl Majewski, Peter Erickson, Alicia Pedimonti, Nate Harvey