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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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”.
By 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.
Hiring a nutritionist could have major benefits for your farm and your livestock.
Dr. Jason Rowntree from Michigan State University will discuss his team's research and extension work regarding grass-finished beef production.
The twilight meeting will feature discussion on the development and management of silvopasture.
By 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.
In this day-long course, beef cattle producers will learn how to optimize the use of forages on their farms.
By 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.
By 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.
By Luke LaBorde, Ph.D., Ginger D Fenton, PhD Length16:31
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.
Farm operators are invited to listen to beef and meat specialists discuss topics pertinent to the cattle feeding industry.
Provides annual updates on current educational information to Pennsylvania feedlot producers.
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This webinar discusses the role and management of warm-season annuals in a grazing system.
Early spring when the grass is growing is a dangerous time in pastures because of the hidden danger of grass tetany.
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.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to successfully raise Holstein calves for beef.
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 Online Courses
This online course about raising beef cattle covers breeds, establishing facilities, nutrition and reproduction, and marketing and finances.
This report summarizes the calf-fed hosltein feeding demonstration complete with growth performance and economic data by the PA Beef Producers Working Group in 2016.
This article explains how the use of ionophores--antibiotics that shift ruminal fermentation patterns--can improve cattle production efficiency.
More Tools and Apps
By Timothy Beck, Virginia A. Ishler, Robert C. Goodling, Jr.
CropCents is a mobile app that calculates actual costs to produce home raised feeds for crop, dairy, and beef producers.
There are many possible production scenarios for beef cattle. This video will explain two different types of production, grass-fed versus grain-fed beef.