Farm management practices that have produced positive environmental and financial results at Sweet Grass Beef Farm on Lopez Island will be spotlighted on Monday, April 28, as owners Scott Meyers and Brigit Waring give a tour of their farm.
Meyers and Waring will explain how they create a balance between the cattle, pasture and the business aspects of growing grass-fed and -finished Wagyu, also known as Kobe, beef. “We work to farm within our environment using no irrigation or fertilizer. Extending our grazing year through careful management allows us to reduce our use of hay in the winter,” said Meyers.
During the farm walk, they will display in-field livestock sorting and share their management protocols, critical to producing grass finished beef. Creative use of water and fencing systems to reduce labor and stress will also be demonstrated.
Environmentally friendly techniques allow the animals to be raised without hormones and receive only organic mineral supplements, grass grown in their our pastures, and hay from other local farms.
The farm tour is scheduled from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on April 28. A sack lunch is recommended. Beverages will be provided. The cost is $10 for Tilth Producer members and $15 for non-members. Participants can register on-site or at www.tilthproducers.com
Sweet Grass Farm is located at 866 Bakerview Road on Lopez Island. For additional information go to: www.sgfbeef.com. To arrange pick-up from the ferry email email@example.com.