In the third installment of our Winter Learning Series Ben Notterman will describe his experience raising and finishing 100% grass-fed beef all year long in Vermont’s cold climate. In the winter he utilizes stored forage, but no grain.
Because Ben excels at producing tasty beef even under these conditions, Ridge utilizes Ben’s skill as a finisher. Ridge aggregates young grass-fed cattle that have been raised at nearby farms according to the Big Picture Beef protocol, and Ben combines and fattens them along with the young stock that he has raised, creating a large herd. Ridge will explain how this model of aggregating young stock from a number of farms to be finished by a skilled grazier like Ben, has been key to the success of Ridge’s grass-fed beef company, Big Picture Beef.