Planning Carcass Use as Part of Direct Marketing - Tues, May 8

Jude Becker is an organic pork producer on his 6th generation family farm Becker Lane Organic near Dyersville that has been in organic production of crops and hogs since 1999. Jude is currently focusing on growing the number of practitioners using pasture-based system. He is also developing value-added organic pork products that offer further opportunities to retain product value and boost farm income by going even further up the retail supply stream.

During this webinar Jude will discuss his step-by-step decision making aimed to familiarize farmers planning their own direct marketing of pork with the techniques and skills needed to ensure success. Jude will review economics and market factors associated with carcass utilization needed to ensure a sustainable future for the farm and the customer alike. This discussion will show the inner workings of carcass utilization at Becker Lane Organic Farm.