Episode 153. COVID-19 Impacts on Local Livestock Producers

In this episode, NCAT Southeast Regional Director and ATTRA Livestock Specialist, Margo Hale, talks with Rebecca Thistlethwaite. Rebecca is the director of the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network (NMPAN) and works with livestock producers, processors, and marketers all across the country. Their discussion covers some of the opportunities and challenges livestock producers are seeing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss ideas and resources to help producers adapt to the changes in their markets.

For more information on this topic, contact Margo Hale directly via email at margoh@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources:

ATTRA COVID-10 Resources

Working with Your Meat Processor

Working with your Meat Processor podcast

Direct Marketing Meat with Dave and Jenny Scott. Part 1

Direct Marketing Meat with Dave and Jenny Scott. Part 2

Direct Marketing Meat with Dave and Jenny Scott. Part 3: Relationships

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

Creating an Excellent Relationship with Your Lamb Processor

Other Resources:

Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network

NMPAN COVID-19 Resources

NMPAN Listserv & Newsletter

NMPAN State Help

Farm to Freezer: The Logistics of Online Sales & Shipping Meat Webinar

The New Livestock Farmer: The Business of Raising and Selling Ethical Meat

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