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Information to help manage beef nutrition and feeding, including feed analysis and custom feed, high-grain diet, ration mixing and delivery and grass-fed vs. grain-fed beef. Tips on mineral supplements, water needs and colostrum quality.
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Beef Management Workshop: Statewide Partners
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Beef Management Workshop: Statewide Partners

乐动体育注册Multiple Options Available

$15.00
The Beef Management Workshop Series will cover topical beef production and management topics. More
Beef Management Workshop: Feed Efficiency
Beef Management Workshop: Feed Efficiency - Workshops Workshops

Beef Management Workshop: Feed Efficiency

Multiple Options Available

$15.00
The Beef Management Workshop Series will cover topical beef production and management topics. More
Supplementing preweaned cattle does not always pay. (Photo credit: PA Beef Producers Working Groups via Michelle Kunnjapu)
Nutrition Through the Weaning Period - Articles Articles
Preweaned calf nutrition depends heavily on the dam and the pastures. While there are scenarios when supplementing calves prior to weaning will pay cattlemen, a careful calculation of the economics is recommended. More
Pastured Livestock Production
Pastured Livestock Production - Workshops Workshops
The Pastured Livestock Production workshop is an educational day and pasture walk for livestock producers who operate predominantly on a pasture-based housing and nutrition system. More
Check Your Feed Supply! Check Your Feed Supply! - News

Check Your Feed Supply!

05/10/2019

Cargill feed recalled due to high aflatoxin levels More
Ruminant Nutrition
Ruminant Nutrition - Videos Video Series

Ruminant Nutrition

乐动体育注册 Tara L. Felix, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

These videos will discuss the basics of ruminant nutrition relative to how forage quality affects ruminal function and animal performance. More
Heifers consuming alternative feeds.
Consider Corn-Based Diets as Alternatives to Hay for Beef Cows - Articles Articles
In times when hay is expensive, alternative feeds may be used to supply energy and protein to the cow herd. More
Helping Your Pastures and Hay Fields Recover
Helping Your Pastures and Hay Fields Recover - Workshops Workshops
Discover the importance of Helping Your Pastures and Hay Fields Recover from 2018. More
Posts between the oat and annual strip create a fence between strips that are grazed and strips with grain crops. Photo by Sjoerd Duiker
Integrating Grazing in No-Till Systems on a Grain Farm - Articles Articles

Integrating Grazing in No-Till Systems on a Grain Farm

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

The adoption of no-tillage systems in Pennsylvania creates opportunities to graze after harvest. This case study examines the integration of grazing and no-tillage on a grain farm. More
Figure 1: Well-managed perennial pasture can be a highly sustainable form of land use. Photo by Sjoerd Duiker
Plant Diversity to Extend the Grazing Season - Articles Articles

Plant Diversity to Extend the Grazing Season

乐动体育注册 Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

This case study shows how a farmer in northwestern Pennsylvania is using annuals and perennials to expand his grazing season while managing for reduced inputs and improved soil health through integration of grazing and no-tillage. More
Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle
Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle

乐动体育注册 Tiago Brandao Freitas, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Tara L. Felix

Feeding stored feeds in winter months is a major cost of beef cow-calf and backgrounding operations. Extending the grazing season by grazing corn crop residue may be an economically viable option for beef producers in Pennsylvania. More
Poison hemlock in the spring time along a fencerow. Image from Ohio State University.
Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock - Articles Articles

Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

“This is the time of year when you start to notice poison hemlock. Best management practices should take place before it flowers, produces more seed, and continues to spread”. More
Grazing Residue Height Matters
Grazing Residue Height Matters - Articles Articles

Grazing Residue Height Matters

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

It is important to remember to keep an eye on residue heights to eliminate over-grazing and the problems that occur as a result. More
Benefits of Hiring a Nutritionist
Benefits of Hiring a Nutritionist - Articles Articles

Benefits of Hiring a Nutritionist

乐动体育注册 Tara L. Felix

Hiring a nutritionist could have major benefits for your farm and your livestock. More
Beef cattle being managed under a grass-finishing protocol.
Grass-finished Beef Production - Workshops Workshops
Dr. Jason Rowntree from Michigan State University will discuss his team's research and extension work regarding grass-finished beef production. More
Integrating grazing livestock into cropping systems has many potential benefits as well as potential drawbacks.
Central Susquehanna Valley Beef Producer Twilight Meeting - Workshops Workshops
The twilight meeting will feature discussion about integrating grazing livestock into cropping systems. More
Overgrazing pastures compromises pasture production and exposes the soil to erosion
Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures - Articles Articles

Avoid Overgrazing Your Pastures

Justin Brackenrich, Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The summer is upon us and cool season grasses are slowing down their growth. This is the time to pay attention so you don’t overgraze those pastures. More
Hairy vetch, rye, annual ryegrass, and clover cover crop being grazed. Photo Credit: Sjoerd Duiker, Penn State University
Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops - Articles Articles

Grazing Crop Residues and Cover Crops

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

Grazing has been largely excluded from our croplands but is receiving new interest as an additional profit center for farmers as well as a way to improve soil. More
Cattle being finished on grass, photo by Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension
Grass-fed Beef Production - Articles Articles

Grass-fed Beef Production

Tara L. Felix, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., David Hartman

This article will clarify some of the production methods used to raise grass-fed beef. More
FSMA's Preventive Controls for Animal Foods Rule
FSMA's Preventive Controls for Animal Foods Rule - Videos Videos

FSMA's Preventive Controls for Animal Foods Rule

乐动体育注册 Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Ginger D Fenton, PhD

16:31

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Foods rule is discussed in this video. Learn if your operation is affected and what you need to do to comply. More
Cattle Feeders Seminar
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Cattle Feeders Seminar

02/05/2020

乐动体育注册Greensburg, PA

$25.00
Farm operators are invited to listen to beef and meat specialists discuss topics pertinent to the cattle feeding industry. More
Cattle Feeders Day
Cattle Feeders Day - Conferences Conferences

Cattle Feeders Day

01/28/2020

乐动体育注册Lancaster, PA

$20.00
Provides annual updates on current educational information to Pennsylvania feedlot producers. More
Grazing Warm-Season Annuals
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Grazing Warm-Season Annuals

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1 hour

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This webinar discusses the role and management of warm-season annuals in a grazing system. More
Grass Tetany Can Be a Killer
Grass Tetany Can Be a Killer - Articles Articles
Early spring when the grass is growing is a dangerous time in pastures because of the hidden danger of grass tetany. More
Use of Beta-Agonists in Cattle Feed
Use of Beta-Agonists in Cattle Feed - Articles Articles
A recent furor in the beef industry over the use of the product Zilmax© in feedlot rations has again raised questions about the use of feed additives in general. More
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