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Selling Meat in Illinois - Livestock Production and Principles for Beginners Webinar Series

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The Livestock Production and Principles for Beginners Webinar Series returns in 2024. This monthly series, first launched in 2023, addresses the needs of those who are getting started, exploring the concept of, or even assists those currently raising livestock. With a focus on helping those who are brand new to livestock, 4-H families may be interested in these sessions. 

These sessions will all be held via the Zoom platform and begin at 6 p.m. on their respective nights. There will be a $5 fee per session. Pre-registration is required by the day before each session to receive the Zoom link to attend. To register or for more information, please visit us online at or call the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273.

"For those starting their livestock journey, we know that it can be challenging finding the right resources and getting the right answers," states Grant McCarty, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator. "These webinar series presented by U of I Extension experts aim to cover essential and relevant topics that producers can put into place the upcoming season, gaining confidence in their livestock production"

Sessions for 2024 will build upon those for 2023.

On Thursday, February 29 Doug Gucker, Local Foods Systems and Small Farms Educator, will present “Selling Meats in Illinois”. While having the skills to raise your livestock is important, another crucial piece is determining how you will market and sell your meat. This session will provide an overview on the rules and regulations when it comes to working with meat processors to sell meat within the state of Illinois.

The final topic in the series is “Sheep and Goat Internal Parasite Management” by Sarah Farley on March 14.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in any of these programs, please contact the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

About Extension

Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.