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Grass Finishing in New Mexico: A Workshop with Anibal Pordomingo
This workshop will provide producers with a better understanding of grass finishing beef cattle.It will review allthe factors that impact high quality grass finished beef while taking a closer look at how to build a quality program in the New Mexico environment.
Anibal Pordomingo is a world-renowned grassfed beef researcher. He is senior researcher at National Institute of Agriculture Research of Argentina (INTA). His background is in Agronomy with an emphasis in beef cattle production. He received his PhD in Animal Science from NMSU. Pordomingo lectures around the world on grass finishing and we are honored to have him here in New Mexico.
Beef ranchers that want to properly finish cattle using rangeland, irrigated pasture or stored forages.
Dairy producers and hay growers that want to either expand their beef grazing enterprise or add a grazing enterprise.
For NM producers to better understand truly finished grassfed beef and the factors that affect flavor and meat quality
To better understand their forage chains and what production model is the best fit for them.
To leave with out-of-the-box marketing ideas on classes of livestock they can produce in their context.
Understanding forage cycle of New Mexico rangeland and forage quality for finishing.
Perennial and annual cropping systems, and stored forage finishing programs.
Proper genetics for the NM environment and beef quality
Indicators of well-finished beef and factors affecting finishing
Factors affecting meat quality and flavor
Markets for grassfed beef
Developing the program for NM: the animal, the forage base, and the system
The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association is dedicated to strengthening the local food system by supporting direct market agriculture producers and cultivating strong networks for a healthier New Mexico.