Forefront: MCC CAL Speaker Series
Sunday, February 23, 2020 Session
Speaker: Rod Ofte, Willow Creek Ranch
Finishing cattle on grass can allow a producer to capture a market premium from consumers looking for the human health benefits of grass-fed beef. In this engaging session, Rod Ofte will talk about how rotational grazing has impacted his farm in many positive ways. His transition from a conventional dairy farm to rotational grazing beef cattle opened up new marketing opportunities that allow him to capture a higher price while benefiting his farm's soil health.
Rotational grazing involves moving cattle to new paddocks and allowing grasses and soil to rest for at least 30 days, resulting in animals with stronger immune systems and higher total production. Join Ray as he shares his journey and offers tips for maximizing your farm's productivity and marketing your end product, all while being a better long-term steward of your land, improving water quality, and making a positive impact on wildlife habitats.
Luecht Auditorium at MCC (View)
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
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