Episode 137. Direct Marketing Meat with Dave and Jenny Scott. Part 4: FAQs

Today’s episode – Part 4 of our “Direct Marketing Meat” series – features a question-and-answer session with Dave and Jenny Scott. Linda Coffey asks questions submitted by listeners, and Dave and Jenny provide great answers. You will hear some innovative marketing ideas, as well as more information about production practices and nutrition.

Dave and Linda are livestock specialists with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program. Dave works out of NCAT’s headquarters in Butte, Montana, and Linda is on the staff of NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Dave and Jenny are co-owners of Montana Highland Lamb near Whitehall, Montana.

Be sure to check out the first three parts of this series. In Part 1, Dave and Jenny talk about marketing meat and how they started and grew their business. Meat processing was the primary topic in Part 2. And, Part 3 focused on working with customers, assessing profitability, and deciding on the scale of the enterprise.

If you have a question, please do not hesitate to contact Dave or Linda directly at daves@ncat.org and lindac@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

Direct Marketing Lamb: A Pathway

Putting a Hand on Them: How to Tell When Your Lamb is Finished (Publication)

Putting a Hand on Them: How to Tell When Your Lamb is Finished (Video)

Lamb Cut Guide for Direct Marketers

Creating an Excellent Relationship with Your Lamb Processor

The Lambulator: A Cut-Yield Calculator

ATTRA YouTube Channel, Livestock and Pasture

Working with Your Meat Processor

Other Resources:

Montana Highland Lamb Facebook

Please call ATTRA with any and all of your sustainable agriculture questions at 800-346-9140 or e-mail us at askanag@ncat.org. Our two dozen specialists can help you with a vast array of topics, everything from farm planning to pest management, from produce to livestock, and soils to aquaculture.

You can get in touch with NCAT/ATTRA specialists and find our other extensive, and free, sustainable-agriculture publications, webinars, videos, and other resources at NCAT/ATTRA’s website.

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The National Center for Appropriate Technology, in cooperation with USDA Rural Development, Montana State University, and Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE), is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Soil Health Innovations Conference. This national conference will be held at Montana State University on March 30 and 31, 2020.

The 2020 Soil Health Innovations Conference will bring together producers, industry professionals, educators, and students who are at the cutting edge of soil health across the country: On-farm practices, soil biology, carbon markets, and public policy. Join us for a far-reaching exploration of agriculture’s sustainable future.

For more information and to register go to https://soilinnovations.ncat.org/