As part of our ongoing Keep Cattle in Minnesota project and GrazeFest series of grass-based livestock events, SFA is proud to announce two farmer networking and educational events with cattle-breeding expert Gearld Fry.
The events will take place Aug. 14 in Morris and Aug. 15 near Wadena. Registration will be required and lunch will be included; look for a registration link and cost information in an upcoming edition of SFA Connect.
The Morris event will begin with Gearld leading a beef genetics discussion at the West Central Research and Outreach Center. Next, the group will caravan to the Mark Erickson farm, where Gearld will lead a hands-on session on how to pick breeding stock for grassed beef.
The Wadena day will begin with a discussion with Gearld on dairy genetics for grass-based dairy operations, followed by a caravan to Midd-Minn Dairy, where Gearld will lead a hands-on session on picking dairy animals for grass-based dairies.
Fry has decades of experience around the world in selecting and breeding cattle that will perform on a 100 percent forage diet. He is the founder of Bovine Engineering & Consulting and the American Herbataurus Society, and his wisdom and understanding in the field is greatly valued.
For more information, watch your email, this website and SFA Connect for updates, or contact Keep Cattle in Minnesota coordinator Wayne Monsen at moc.l1422819583iamg@1422819583nesno1422819583mw1422819583.