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CCE Broome: Stocker Cattle Initiative Short Course

  • Saturday, June 24, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stocker Cattle – an opportunity for the grazing entrepreneur

Calves purchased/raised for grazing, then sold to a finisher. The term “stocker” was coined by producers referring to animals purchased in the spring to “stock” mountain pastures.  The goal is to add weight economically using relatively inexpensive, excess pasture.  

How can you (seasoned, new-to-farming or thinking about becoming a farmer), get in on this phenomenal opportunity?

The Stocker Short Course (SSC) to begin June 24th – Sign up NOW!

The course will run on the last Saturday of every month from 10 am – 2 pm, June 2017 to May 2018.   Most sessions will be held in the Hornell/Alfred region, other on-site locations to be determined by the topic.
 
Topics of study will include • land acquisition • cattle procurement • grazing management• nutrition and health• economics and marketing
 
Internship participation available.   Students completing the course will leave with a business plan, practical experience and knowledge to support their entry into the stocker business.
 
Cost: $200/person, $100/second person from same farm and/or family.

Space is limited to 30 persons
 
Interested parties should contact Barb Jones, Cornell University Department of Animal Science, bjj6@cornell.edu, 607-255-7712. For additional information, contact Mike Baker, Cornell Beef Extension Specialist, mjb28@cornell.edu, 607-255-5923. 

The Stocker Short Course is funded by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets “Southern Tier Stocker Initiative”.