From: Matthew Neil LeRoux
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 2:17 PM
Subject: Livestock Marketing Articles and Workshops
I hope your waterers are thawed and your animals find some relief with the changing temperatures. I have been working on a series of meat marketing articles through a grant project. The first in a 4 part series is attached. Please give it a read, the articles are short and meant to have tangible actions for your farm marketing. I will send Part 2 in about 2 weeks.
Also, to support the articles and our Cornell Meat Price Calculator tool (calculator.meatsuite.com), I am doing workshops around the area. These are the same workshops that I did in Owego and Montour Falls last year. I have dates for these coming up in Romulus and Geneva, as well as in PA. I hope you can join me for one if you haven’t already attended. A poster is attached, but the dates and locations are also listed below.
Profitable Meat Marketing
You are selling local meat—but are you making money?
Join Ag. Marketing Specialist Matt LeRoux at a Profitable Meat Marketing workshop near you to find out if you are covering all your meat marketing costs—including your TIME—and bringing in a profit. In the workshop, you will learn how to develop your farm’s marketing strategy and how to set specific marketing objectives to make your job easier. In addition to marketing tips, you’ll learn about Cornell Cooperative Extension’s NEW Meat Price Calculator. The calculator uses your farm’s data to develop pricing for meat sold by the hanging weight or by the cut. It accounts for processing and marketing costs, allows you to build in a profit, then lets you adjust the pricing of each cut until you reach your goal.
• Wednesday, January 17th, 5:30-9:00, Includes dinner. Seneca County Beef Producers, 7238 Ann St., Ovid, NY. RSVP to Jim Fravil at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Saturday, February 10th, PASA “Farming for the Future” Conference. For more information, visit http://conference.pasafarming.org/
• Monday, March 5th, 6:00-9:00 PM, Lysock View Complex, Chapel Room, 542 County Farm Road, Montoursville, PA. RSVP to Don Woodring, email@example.com
• Tuesday, March 13th, 6:00-9:00 PM, Jordan Hall, 630 W North St, Geneva, NY 14456, 6-9 PM. RSVP to Nancy Glazier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ag. Marketing Specialist
Cornell Cooperative Extension- Tompkins County