The Art of Grass-Finishing Cattle

Saturday, Sept. 5 | 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Hostetler field day 9 16 17 37 222x300Jamie Hostetler, of Rolling Meadows Farm in Bellevue, is a local expert in grass-finishing beef. On this call, Jamie will walk through the dos and dont’s of finishing; discuss how to optimize cattle gain; and explain the key visuals to look for on a grass-finished animal. Jamie will also discuss grass-finished markets and economic opportunities, sharing how he profited $500 per acre from selling his cattle to an out-of-state market.

Host: Jamie Hostetler | Rolling Meadows Farm

The Farm: Jamie Hostetler and family operate Rolling Meadows Farm in Bellevue, Iowa, raising Red Devon cattle for grass-finishing and as seed stock. 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.


  • Grass-finishing beef
  • Market opportunities

Format: Shared Learning Call

This shared learning call is sponsored by Welter Seed and Honey Company and Prairie Creek Seed.


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