Free One-on-One Consultations for CT Farmers

Hey Farmers!  For those of you that are growing commercially, aka are a farm businesses, it’s time for you to sign up for a FREE consultations with some of the experts in the state surrounding a wide variety of topics! Check it out here: These are free one on one consultations for Connecticut Farmers, with specialists in certain fields of […]

USDA Announces Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Livestock Producers

USDA to Provide Pandemic Assistance to Livestock Producers for Animal Losses Farm Service Agency Will Begin Taking Applications for indemnity program July 20th Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and the cost of depopulation and disposal of the animals. The […]

Improving Pasture Management for Sustainable Livestock Production Webinar Series

Calling all livestock producers, farmers, and service providers! Mark your calendars for this upcoming webinar series. Register here: Please contact Rachel Bespuda with any questions

UConn Beef Cattle to Be Sold at Middlesex Livestock Auction This Year

Department of Animal Science UConn Beef Cattle to be Sold at Middlesex Livestock Auction Monday, November 2, 2020 In lieu of an auction held on the UConn campus, UConn beef cattle will be sold at the Middlesex Livestock Auction (488 Cherry Hill Road, Middlefield, CT 06455) on Monday, November 2, 2020 beginning at 7 PM. […]

Virtual Learning Circles – New England Women in Livestock Business

Tuesday, 10/06/2020 to Thursday, 10/15/2020 Virtual Learning Circles Join us for a two-day focus session where women livestock producers from around New England will tune in virtually to learn how to strengthen communication and improve negotiation skills to become an even more effective employer and business manager. During this program, women producers will have the […]

Joe Emenheiser Joins UConn Extension as Diversified Livestock Educator

UConn Extension is pleased to welcome Dr. Joe Emenheiser as our new statewide Livestock Extension Educator. Joe was raised in PA on a small family farm and got his start in the livestock industry with market lambs in 4-H. He built his own flock by shearing sheep and went on to attend Oklahoma State University […]

Job Opening: Assistant/Associate Extension Educator – Livestock

Job Opening: We are seeking an Assistant/Associate Extension Educator, Extension Diversified Livestock. This position is based in Brooklyn, Connecticut, and is a joint appointment with the UConn Department of Animal Science in UConn CAHNR. Minimum qualifications include an earned masters’ degree in animal science. Full details and information on applying are posted at:

Livestock BCS Video Series

We have a new video series on Body Condition Scoring (BCS) for livestock. Our Tri-State SARE project produced videos for beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. You can view the entire series at: The Tri-State SARE project, Nutrition’s Role in Sustainable Livestock Production, focuses on animal nutrition as it relates to health and well-being of […]

Biosecurity Workshop Provides Healthy Discussion

By Joyce Meader How would a dairy or livestock business survive if a Foreign Animal Disease arrived in the United States? Using Foot and Mouth Disease as an example, participants of this week’s Biosecurity Work­ shop heard from Dr. Richard Horowitz about the New England Secure Milk Supply’s steps to maintain a permit to ship […]