Episode 179. Getting Started in Livestock, Part 1

In this episode of Voices from the Field, Margo Hale and Linda Coffey, lifelong livestock producers and long-time NCAT livestock specialists, talk about getting started in livestock. What is the appeal, and what are the important considerations?

Margo is director of NCAT’s Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where she and Linda both work.

In their conversation, Margo and Linda emphasize the importance of keeping farm goals and resources in mind and stress the need to start small but plan for expansion. They mention essential infrastructure to have in place before bringing livestock home and offer many tips that will help beginners succeed with livestock.

For more information on this topic, you can contact Margo Hale and Linda Coffey directly at margoh@ncat.org and lindac@ncat.org.

Related Resources:

Small-Scale Livestock Production

ATTRA Livestock and Pasture

Livestock as a Tool: Improving Soil Health, Boosting Crops

Integrating Livestock and Crops

Managed Grazing Tutorial

Healthy Animals, Happy Farm

Working With Your Meat Processor

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