Nutrition and Feed Management

Information to help manage beef nutrition and feed management, 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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Cattle grazing on pasture. Photo credit: Dr. Jessica Williamson
Profiting From PA Forages - Workshops Workshops

Profiting From PA Forages

Multiple Options Available

Free
In this day-long course, beef cattle producers will learn how to optimize the use of forages on their farms. 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

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
Grazing Warm-Season Annuals
Grazing Warm-Season Annuals - Webinars Webinars

Grazing Warm-Season Annuals

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1 hour

Free
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
Preventive Controls for Animal Feed
Preventive Controls for Animal Feed - Workshops Workshops

Preventive Controls for Animal Feed

07/17/2018

Towanda, PA

$475.00
Provides the credentials to meet FDA requirements for development and implementation of a preventive system for food safety as stated within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations. More
Beef cattle in a feedlot
Certified Feed Management Planners: Beef - Articles Articles

Certified Feed Management Planners: Beef

Virginia A. Ishler, Tara L. Felix

Resources for certified feed management planners who are preparing feed management plans for beef herds. Required Items for a Completed Feed Management Plan More
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis
Determining Forage Quality: Understanding Feed Analysis - Articles Articles
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means. More
Food Safety Modernization Act - Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule
Food Safety Modernization Act - Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule - Articles Articles

Food Safety Modernization Act - Preventive Controls for Animal Feed Rule

Ginger D Fenton, PhD, Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn the details and find educational resources on the FSMA Animal Feed Rule, including videos and training opportunities that address requirements, exemptions, and deadlines of the rule. More
Photo by Brian Prechtel. USDA ARS
Are Our Cattle Too Good? - News News

Are Our Cattle Too Good?

05/31/2017

Beef cattle producers are rightfully proud of producing a "good" product but sometimes go to extremes on weight endpoints to achieve this product. More
Grazing Residue Height Matters
Grazing Residue Height Matters - News News

Grazing Residue Height Matters

05/17/2017

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

Beef Production and Management

7

19 hours

$199.00
This online course about raising beef cattle covers breeds, establishing facilities, nutrition and reproduction, and marketing and finances. More
Figure 1. Conversion of glucose to acetate. Source: "Digestion: The Fermentative Processes"
Ionophores: A Technology to Improve Cattle Efficiency - Articles Articles
This article explains how the use of ionophores--antibiotics that shift ruminal fermentation patterns--can improve cattle production efficiency. More
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