Bill and I attended the National Red Devon Conference in Springfield, Missouri last month. We are very excited about where our breed of cattle are heading nationally. Moving from a group mostly interested in raising purebred Red Devon (which rarely make it to the meat market), we found that many others are now more interested in producing high quality, and healthy, gourmet meat products. It is great to be able to share experiences with others and to explore new strategies to create even more interest in our beef and pork products.
Other breeders that I have known for years shared how they became interested in producing grassfed/finished beef. I learned that many pursued this area of production because of health concerns, including cancer and allergy issues. We are convinced more than ever that we have a unique product that contributes to a healthier local community.
We are exploring ways to increase our production and marketing in the coming year.
Stay tuned for more developments.
Post by Nancy Walker