Moving Your Beef or Sheep Farm from Production to Profit

As margins tighten, producers must pay close attention to expense.

The MSU Extension Grazing Workgroup announces a program for all beef and sheep producers, grazers, and non-grazers alike. Guest speakers Kit and Brett Pharo will be there to share their visions of maximizing profitability, and how they see you reaching that goal.

Kit’s discussion will focus on beef topics, while his brother Brett will discuss profitable sheep production. Both of them will share what they do on their operations.

Kit will discuss the three keys to maximizing profit and enjoyment, including:

  • Maximizing collection of FREE solar energy
  • Matching your production cycle to fit your available forage resources
  • Matching cow size and type to fit your available forage resources

The event will be held at the Riverwalk Place in Gladwin, Mich., on Wednesday March, 30, 2011. The program will start at 9 a.m. and finish around 4:30 p.m. The Riverwalk Place is located at 777 W. Cedar Ave, Gladwin, Mich. 48624.

It costs $30 per person to attend the event. There are limited seats, so no group discounts can be offered. Registration must be received by March 16th in order to reserve your seat. Registrations received after that date will be filled on a first come, first serve basis, and will cost $40 per person.

Please contact Kable Thurlow, MSUE Educator at (989) 426-7741, or by email at: with questions or for more information. You can also get a copy of the registration flyer by visiting

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