GrassWorks, Inc. and the Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Cooperative will sponsor the second annual Grazing Sale on May 10 in Withee at Premier Livestock and Auctions LLC.
Like the sale last year, this is an opportunity for farmers to market grazing animals to other graziers who are looking to begin or expand their grazing operation. Graziers have found that animals that are adapted to grazing perform at a much higher level on pasture than animals that have not grazed. This sale will only include those quality animals.
An important addition to the sale this year is the inclusion grass-fed beef animals. Farmers are encouraged to consign grass-fed beef animals from feeders through finished.
Although GrassWorks is accepting grass-fed dairy steers for this sale, consigners are encouraged to review the protocol for the WI Grass-fed Beef Cooperative at www.grassworks.org
and then fill out the application to verify that your beef animals meet the Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Co-op's standards. This should result in higher values and a positive tool to keep quality animals in the grass-fed pipeline versus selling to the conventional market.
GrassWorks also expects some breeding age bulls to be on the sale. The sale will start at 10 a.m. with the dairy animals and beef to follow. Animals can be brought in the day before, but dairy animals are encouraged to come in that morning.
For more information call John Oberholzer with Premier at 715-216-1897 or Daniel Olson with GrassWorks at 920-676-2516.