Alexandra and Daniel Brown, Browns Farm Ridge

Total Mixed Ration for Local Beef Production
Grant Award: $8,000

In less than three years, Browns Farm Ridge has increased their sales of beef through direct sales in multiple local farmers markets, the High Country Food Hub, to local restaurants and caterers and online. To improve profitability, they plan to buy a total mixed ration mixer (TMR) to produce a TMR they can use in the feedlot and for winter feeding. The TMR will reduce feed waste and costs and will improve feed efficiency.

The Browns market their beef through several channels: the High-Country Food Hub, restaurants, farmers markets, and through their own website. Their recent purchase of a roadside produce stand will provide another opportunity to market their beef.


Watauga County

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