Maui Workshop: Local Livestock Marketing, and Small Animal Production — December 14-15, 2012

by HI-GLC on December 12, 2012

LEARN ABOUT LOCAL LIVESTOCK MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES AND SMALL ANIMAL PRODUCTION

Your Maui County Farm Bureau and Maui Cattlemen’s Association teamed up with CTAHR and Maui County Department of Economic Development to tackle these issues and more:

* Where can you sell your Maui grown meat products?
* Discussion on small animals and poultry.
* Animal production as a land improvement tool.
* Product development.
* Compensation for suppliers and pricing schemes for freezer beef and wholesale/retail programs and managing for quality and animal handling standards.

When: Friday, December 14th from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, December 15th from 8am to 12pm.

Where: Maui Cooperative Extension Service (CTAHR) Meeting Room, 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Bldg. 214, Kahului, Maui.

Friday Evening from 5pm to 9pm, presentations will be made by:
Jenni Harris (Marketing Director) and Brian Sapp (Operations Manager) of White Oak Pastures in Georgia (www.whiteoakpastures.com). White Oak Pastures is a multi-generational family farm that cooperates with nature to produce artisan products. Today, they raise several species of livestock, process the animals on the farm, and market the beef, lamb, and poultry directly to consumers. They will speak on their current programs and their development of a pastured pork product. They will also discuss their pasture management program (Serengeti Model) as a land improvement tool as well as other topics related to the development of a home grown product. Dinner will be provided on Friday evening preceding the event.

Saturday Morning from 8am to 12pm, presentations will be made by:
Glen Fukumoto and Matt Stevenson (CTAHR) on grass finishing and results of carcass testing programs and small animal production options.
William Jacintho on what he looks for when he is buying cattle for his operations.
Other local animal buyers discussing what they look for when buying cattle.
Light Breakfast will be provided for participants.

Please contact Bobby Brooks at (808)757-2168 with questions or for more information. You can download a flier by clicking here.

Mahalo, and we hope to see you there!

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