Completed Project Report


Enhancing the Economic Viability of Grassfed Livestock Production in the Southwest

  • Award Amount: $47,180
  • Regional Center: Western Extension Risk Management Education Center
  • Grant Program: 2009 Competitive Grant Program

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Project Overview

"Enhancing the Economic Viability of Grassfed Livestock Production in the Southwest" was a series of seven workshops on five topics: 1/2) Transitioning to Grassfed Livestock 3/4) Advanced Marketing 5) Managing Financial Risk 6) Production Practices (for financial viability) and 7) Product Branding and Value Chain Methodology

The goal of this project was to provide producers with the appropriate resources and contacts to achieve greater economic viability in their grassfed operations.

Workshops were held throughout the Southwest Region (NM, AZ, CO, UT) and served 213 participants. The first two workshops were held twice. A three-part follow-up program assisted producers in implementing new strategies, while a peer mentorship network provide ongoing guidance.

Throughout the 18 month period, team members maintained an active role in the evolving landscape of relocalizing local livestock production and consumption, attending meetings and facilitating connections between value chain members.




Number of Participants: 213

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