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UWRF beef management team sells ground beef

March 11, 2015

The UW-River Falls beef management team has ground beef for sale. The beef is high-quality, locally-grown, and farm-raised beef. The beef management team has changed from years past and is now selling ground beef at $5.50 per pound.

All the ground beef is in one pound packages, and you may choose as many pounds as you would like. For more information or to place an order, visit and fill out a contact sheet on the beef sale page.

At the UWRF Mann Valley Farm, the beef management team is fortunate to have a beef cattle herd, which currently consists of a 50-head of cows, who are primarily Angus, Hereford and Simmental breeds.

The cows are bred during the summer and calve in the spring. In the summer, the cows and calves are managed on a rotational grazed pasture system. In the fall, calves are weaned in a low-stressed manner and then fed a corn-based finishing diet.

When the cattle are finished, the animals are either processed at the UWRF Meats Lab or locally at Sailer’s Meat Market in Elmwood, Wisconsin. The meat is processed and then frozen fresh.

Due to management of the beef cattle, the UWRF Mann Valley Farm has consistently produced high quality beef products. The student-based staff and beef management team are able to have valuable hands-on experience with the beef herd on a daily basis, providing them with education beyond the classroom. As a result, both cattle and students benefit.