Moving from grain finishing to grass fed

Have some extra acreage this year and looking to add some grass-fed beef cattle or hogs. Done a bit of research already on costs and what to expect per pound by cut, but trying to answer a few more questions before jumping in. Currently, we finish our cattle with grain and looking to switch to grass-fed.

What are your top concerns?

  • Processing/slaughter challenges?
  • Market demand – finding consistent markets?
  • Getting fairly compensated?
  • Access to land?
  • Technical production issues?
  • Financing?
  • Others?

What would you need to expand production?

What challenges have you faced trying to start/build a sustainable protein business?

For those of you who have converted from a grain-fed finishing operation to a grass-fed, what all was involved?