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Information on beef cattle farming, cow calf operations, weaning calves, and raising grass fed beef. Find educational workshops and networking events for beef cattle farmers, plus access to the beef production and management online course.
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Disease Prevention on the Farm: Personal Hygiene
Disease Prevention on the Farm: Personal Hygiene - Videos Videos

Disease Prevention on the Farm: Personal Hygiene

Elizabeth Hines, Ginger D Fenton, PhD, Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS

6:04

Good personal hygiene on the farm can help keep you and your animals healthy. Learn personal hygiene practices you can follow to prevent the spread of disease. More
Cattle Implanting Procedure and Education
Cattle Implanting Procedure and Education - Videos Videos
Implants are a technology used to enhance growth and improve the net profitability of beef cattle. This video will review the fundamentals of good implanting technique. More
Management Strategies for Beef Heifers
Management Strategies for Beef Heifers - Workshops Workshops

Management Strategies for Beef Heifers

乐动体育注册Multiple Options Available

Free
Are you a beef cattle producer? Join us to learn new strategies in beef heifer management. More
Photo from National Park Service, public domain
Japanese Stiltgrass in Pastures - Articles Articles

Japanese Stiltgrass in Pastures

Laura Kenny, Dwight Lingenfelter, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

This invasive weed is taking over Pennsylvania pastures. Learn how to control it. More
Calculating the Cost of Beef Production
Calculating the Cost of Beef Production - Articles Articles

Calculating the Cost of Beef Production

Tara L. Felix, Cheryl Ann Fairbairn

Knowing the income and costs of an operation are critical to the financial success of that operation. Use this article as a guide to help determine the financial success of your beef production enterprise. More
Inserting an implant in the ear of a Holstein steer. (Photo credit: PA Beef Producers Working Group via Michelle Kunnjapu)
Implant Approaches for Feeders - Articles Articles
Steroidal implants have been used in beef cattle for over 60 years. The improvements in feed efficiency when using implants make them effective tools to increase net profitability in the beef cattle industry. More
Frost seeding in Vermont. Credit: Dan Hudson, Univ. of Vermont
Pasture Improvements Can Take Place in the Winter - Articles Articles

Pasture Improvements Can Take Place in the Winter

乐动体育注册 Melanie Barkley

Frost seeding may be the way to improved pastures on your farm. More
Penn State's beef facility tours available as part of the 2019 Annual Beef Summer Field Day.
Beef Summer Field Day - Workshops Workshops
The Annual Beef Summer Field Day will be held at Penn State. The agenda includes discussions on policies affecting the beef industry and a demonstration of handling techniques. More
Survey of Pennsylvania Beef Producers
Survey of Pennsylvania Beef Producers - Articles Articles

Survey of Pennsylvania Beef Producers

乐动体育注册 Neal Fogle

The PA Beef Producers Working Group (PABPWG) commissioned this survey with two purposes: create baseline data to help the working group characterize the beef industry in Pennsylvania, and identify specific challenges and opportunities for producers. More
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins - Videos Video Series

Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins

乐动体育注册 Tara L. Felix

These videos will provide information regarding the practice of rearing Holstein calves for beef. Management and nutrition of calf-fed Holsteins from birth to finish will be emphasized. More
Implants are crucial in Holstein steers raised for beef.
2018 Calf-fed Holstein Demonstration Results - Articles Articles

2018 Calf-fed Holstein Demonstration Results

乐动体育注册 Tara L. Felix

The calf-fed Holstein Initiative wrapped up its third year in 2018. Implants successfully increased average daily gains and feed efficiency. More
Grazing 101: Sustainable Pasture Management for Livestock
Grazing 101: Sustainable Pasture Management for Livestock - Online Courses Online Courses
$99.00
Learn how to sustainably manage beef cattle, sheep and meat goats on pasture. Understand the variables concerning grazing systems, paddocks, fencing, and forage quality. More
Producer Panel Discussion
Producer Panel Discussion - Workshops Workshops
Join our Producer Panel Discussion where panelists from local farms will cover topical beef production and management topics. More
Central Susquehanna Valley Winter Beef Producer Meeting
Central Susquehanna Valley Winter Beef Producer Meeting - Workshops Workshops

Central Susquehanna Valley Winter Beef Producer Meeting

01/30/2020

乐动体育注册New Columbia, PA

Free
Topics relating to beef production, breeding soundness for bulls, overall nutrition and a discussion on what poisonous plants can do to your herd. More
Do Your Cows Match Your Resources?
Do Your Cows Match Your Resources? - Articles Articles

Do Your Cows Match Your Resources?

乐动体育注册 Benjamin Williamson

What is the right size for a cow? That depends on your resources, your environment, the market that you sell to and your goals. More
Multiflora rose bush. Photo credit: Penn State Extension
Multiflora Rose Problems in Pastures? Control it Now! - Articles Articles

Multiflora Rose Problems in Pastures? Control it Now!

乐动体育注册 Dwight Lingenfelter

It is the right time to be scouting and managing multiflora rose in your pasture. More
Northern Tier Beef Series
Northern Tier Beef Series - Workshops Workshops
The Penn State Extension Livestock Team will offer the same beef producer seminar in three locations. Topics will include beef cow form and function as well as managing the spring flush in cool-season pasture growth. More
Grass-fed Beef Production
Grass-fed Beef Production - Videos Videos

Grass-fed Beef Production

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

9:50

Grass-fed beef production in the United States is on the rise. However, there are important management and forage quality factors that must be consider. More
Implants used in cattle increase feed efficiency. (Photo Credit: PA Beef Producers Working Group)
2017 Calf-fed Holstein Demonstration Results - Articles Articles
This report summarizes the calf-fed holstein demonstration comparing growth performance and economic data of implanted and non-implanted cattle by the PA Beef producers working group in 2017. More
Use of Beta-Agonists in Cattle Feed
Use of Beta-Agonists in Cattle Feed - Articles Articles

Use of Beta-Agonists in Cattle Feed

乐动体育注册 Tara L. Felix

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
Beef Production and Management
Beef Production and Management - Online Courses Online Courses

Beef Production and Management

7

19 hours

$139.00
This online course about raising beef cattle covers breeds, establishing facilities, nutrition and reproduction, and marketing and finances. More
Implant being placed in the ear of a calf.
Implants Used in Beef Cattle are Safe and Efficacious - Articles Articles
Beef from cattle that have had implants administered is safe for human consumption and contains far less estrogenic activity than many other foods. More
Cattle fed grain diets.
Grass Fed vs. Grain Fed Beef - Videos Videos
There are many possible production scenarios for beef cattle. This video will explain two different types of production, grass-fed versus grain-fed beef. More
Tag
RFID: How to Apply the Tag - Videos Videos

RFID: How to Apply the Tag

Greg Strait

4:12

This video explains tagging requirements for livestock and demonstrates how to apply the RFID tag properly. More
Beef Feeding Operation
Beef Feeding Operation - Videos Videos

Beef Feeding Operation

乐动体育注册 Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John W. Comerford

4:08

Producer video describing the benefits, challenges, and marketing opportunities of a beef feeding operation. More
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