Published Sep 9, 2020

The Art of Grass-Finishing Cattle – Virtual Field Day

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


**Note: This virtual field day took place over the phone**

Jamie Hostetler, of Rolling Meadows Farm in Bellevue, is a local expert in grass-finishing beef. On this call, Jamie walks us through the dos and dont’s of finishing; discusses how to optimize cattle gain; and explains the key visuals to look for on a grass-finished animal. Jamie also discusses grass-finished markets and economic opportunities, sharing how he profited $500 per acre from selling his cattle to an out-of-state market.

Jamie pays close attention to cattle genetics and is trained in linear measurement, which helps to produce tender, high-quality beef. He uses regenerative grazing practices to benefit both the livestock and the land.

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