Adding Value to Livestock through Better Communication with the Butcher

Join the Tri-County Graziers for some cabin fever relief and expert advice on processing and adding value to locally-grown meat animals.  Featuring retired USDA meat scientist and grazier Steve Olson, and Becky Painter of Painter’s Custom Meats.

On Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at the American Legion; 1 Carter Street; Arkport, NY,  Steve will discuss how to maximize value from each animal through better finishing, processing and utilization of higher-value cuts of meat.  Becky will offer tips on working with processors when direct marketing.

The public is welcome, and everyone interested in raising or buying local meats are especially encouraged to attend.  There is a requested donation of $10/person or $15/farm at the door to cover the costs of the program.

Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension, with support from the USDA NRCS Grazing Lands Coalition and the Upper Susquehanna Coalition.  No RSVPs are needed, but for more information please contact Lynn Bliven Allegany/Cattaraugus County CCE: lao3 [at] or by phone: 585-268-7644 ext. 18.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
1 Carter Street
Arkport, NY 14807

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