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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By Elizabeth Hines, Ginger D Fenton, PhD, Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS Length6:04
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.
By Tara L. Felix Length6:09
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.
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Are you a beef cattle producer? Join us to learn new strategies in beef heifer management.
By Laura Kenny, Dwight Lingenfelter, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.
This invasive weed is taking over Pennsylvania pastures. Learn how to control it.
By 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.
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.
Frost seeding may be the way to improved pastures on your farm.
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.
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.
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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.
The calf-fed Holstein Initiative wrapped up its third year in 2018. Implants successfully increased average daily gains and feed efficiency.
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Learn how to sustainably manage beef cattle, sheep and meat goats on pasture. Understand the variables concerning grazing systems, paddocks, fencing, and forage quality.
Join our Producer Panel Discussion where panelists from local farms will cover topical beef production and management topics.
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Topics relating to beef production, breeding soundness for bulls, overall nutrition and a discussion on what poisonous plants can do to your herd.
By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.
By乐动体育注册 Dwight Lingenfelter
It is the right time to be scouting and managing multiflora rose in your pasture.
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.
By乐动体育注册 Tara L. Felix, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., David Hartman Length9:50
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.
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.
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.
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This online course about raising beef cattle covers breeds, establishing facilities, nutrition and reproduction, and marketing and finances.
Beef from cattle that have had implants administered is safe for human consumption and contains far less estrogenic activity than many other foods.
There are many possible production scenarios for beef cattle. This video will explain two different types of production, grass-fed versus grain-fed beef.
This video explains tagging requirements for livestock and demonstrates how to apply the RFID tag properly.
By乐动体育注册 Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John W. Comerford Length4:08
Producer video describing the benefits, challenges, and marketing opportunities of a beef feeding operation.