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Welcome to Meat Systems

A professional development opportunity in grass-based meat systems for agricultural service providers and farmers provided by the Northeast SARE state programs in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

          "Looking to learn more about sustainable livestock production? You've found the right place."


Nutrition's Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices


Friday, October 12th
 1 pm - 4 pm at Peckham Farm at URI
55 Peckham Farm Rd. Kingston, RI

Workshop Topic:   Join us as we discuss and view the concepts we have learned in the classroom this year. The following topics will be covered during the workshop: 

-Body Condition Scoring of Pigs
-Body Condition Scoring of Goats
-Forage quailty, sampling, testing and analysis

Workshop will be held rain or shine, please dress accordingly. Please be sure to wear appropriate, clean footware. Everyone is welcome to register and join us, even if you weren't able to attend the classroom workshops. 


Click here to register for any or all of the workshops

Click here for the links to the 2018 classroom presentations                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



-A great reference for those involved in sustainable agriculture. The website is powered by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) 

-UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute

-Parasite control in small ruminants

-Montana State University Ration Formulation Program


Nutrition's Role in Sustainable Livestock Production Practices

A workshop series for agricultural service providers and farmers on nutrition and its direct link to the health and well-being of animals


Upcoming Workshops:

Friday, October 12th - 1-4 pm, URI's Peckham Farm, 55 Peckham Farm Rd. Kingston, RI

Click below for the programs

2018 SARE Classroom Workshops
2018 SARE Field Workshops

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Register here for any or all workshops

Click below for a link to the 2018 classroom presentations

-Basic animal nutrition concepts and their ties to animal health - 5/18/18 Workshop

-Sustainably feeding animals and using body condition scoring to evaulate animals - 6/21/18 workshop

-Animal health and diseases related to nutrition - 7/31/18 workshop

Joyce Meader
Katherine Petersson
Maria Hoffman

Upcoming Agricultural Events

Maximizing Income over Feed Costs in 2018

A forage based discussion group (all species welcome) will meet monthly at a different farm for a walk/topics review.

Contact Joyce Meader  860-774-9600 x.17


NESARE - Farmer Grant Applications

Northeast SARE is now accpecting farmer grant applications, due by November 27th 2018

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