Are you thinking of adding livestock to your farming operation?
Already have animals but want to start selling them for a profit?
Currently take your animals to auction or sell to feedlots, packers or processors, but are thinking of direct-marketing your own meat?
Want to do some or all of this in a way that is more humane for the animals, gentle on the earth (or even restorative), puts money in your wallet, and can sometimes actually be fun?
Then you might want to pick up our new book! I say "our" because I wrote this one in collaboration with my husband Jim. He essentially wrote the animal production chapters and I wrote the slaughter to market chapters, but we both gave input and editing advice to each others sections. What was supposed to be around 85K words was closer to 155K words, so it's a dense book chalk full of information. There are also profiles of a couple dozen farms, meat distributors, and processors to give you ample ideas of how people are learning and adapting pasture-based livestock production and marketing in their own ways and own regions. We are pretty sure you will find this a useful book that gets pulled off your shelf many a time. There are even up-to-date, state-by-state regulations and sample cutting instructions in it to make the best use (& profit) of each animal you harvest.
Pre-order the book now direct from the publisher for $10 off the retail price (my other book Farms With a Future is also on sale there). If you want to wait until it gets to your local bookstore, June is the publishing date and it will take a couple months for the copies to get stocked on bookstore shelves, so you will have to be patient.
Thanks and enjoy!