Association offers information on starting a small herd of beef

Posted Dec. 28, 2012, at 11:29 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine

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AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Beef Producers Association, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will sponsor a session to help people considering getting into raising beef learn about management needs from other beef farmers, veterinarians, Department of Agriculture and Extension staff.

Starting a Small Herd of Beef will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Washington Room at the Augusta Civic Center during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show. The session topics will include management through the year, handling and facilities, and veterinary and health concerns. A panel of established farmers will discuss how they grew their operation and what they would do differently if they were starting over.

The Maine Beef Producers Association Business meeting will take place 3-4 pm in the same room.

To view the 2013 Maine Agricultural Trades Show program go to