Cows and goats grazing the same pasture

Episode 281. Improving Profitability on Livestock Operations 

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialists Nina Prater and Lee Rinehart talk about how to improve profitability on livestock operations. They focus specifically on ruminants — choosing the right animals for your environment, grazing management, farm infrastructure, and marketing. Lee shares some guiding questions farmers and ranchers can ask themselves when making farm-management decisions to be sure their operations remain profitable.


Related ATTRA Resources:

Small-Scale Livestock Production

Demystifying Regenerative Grazing and Soil Health with Dr. Allen Williams

Scaling Up for Regional Markets

Regenerative Grazing with Travis Krause

Managing Photosynthesis Through Optimal Grazing

Other Resources:

Livestock Compass Spreadsheet

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