Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What to do with 3 million acres of unused NYS pasture land?

A fellow food blogger, Ulla from the Hudson Valley, recently interviewed a Beef Extension Specialist at Cornell University, about his work.  

She writes:

"This is the first year that Cornell has used grass finishing in a beef study and Mr. Baker admitted that he was learning a lot about the process and the ins and outs of rotational grazing. The purpose of the study is to measure weight gain and final carcass measurements in an effort to some how quantify grass finishing in New York State."

"The study was instigated by a group of upstate farmers (Mr. Baker is himself a Beef Farmer) to explore how to best utilize the 3 million acres of unused pastureland in New York State. It will also serve as resource for grass-fed producers and will continue next year."

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