The fall club calf sales are in full swing and are a good opportunity to check up on the sort of calves various popular sires are producing.
The major fall and winter shows offer a similar opportunity.
If you can fit them in, they will add to your base of information.
For those pursuing specialty beef marketing (rather than club calf sales) it might be worth a trip to the Eastern City Market (Detroit) where you can see how others are entering into “direct market” efforts and the consumer responses they get.
If you have a desire to market “grassfed” beef keep track of fall events posted by Lake City Experiment Station (MSU) or by Shorty Hochstetler of Topeka IN.
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