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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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

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

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
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
Cattle grazing in silvopasture at Forks Farm in Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Central Susquehanna Valley Beef Producer Twilight Meeting - Workshops Workshops
The twilight meeting will feature discussion on the development and management of silvopasture. 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
Cattle grazing on pasture. Photo credit: Dr. Jessica Williamson
Profiting From PA Forages - Workshops Workshops
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
Cattle Feeders Seminar
Cattle Feeders Seminar - Workshops Workshops

Cattle Feeders Seminar

02/06/2019

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

02/05/2019

Lancaster, PA

$20.00
Provides annual updates on current educational information to Pennsylvania feedlot producers. 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
Holsteins being raised for beef. Photo credit: Courtesy of the PA Beef Producers Working Group.
Calf-Fed Holstein Initiative - Workshops Workshops
In this workshop, participants will learn how to successfully raise Holstein calves for beef. More
Preventive Controls for Animal Food
Preventive Controls for Animal Food - Workshops Workshops

Preventive Controls for Animal Food

01/29/2019

Mercer, 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 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
2016 Calf-fed Holstein Demonstration Results
2016 Calf-fed Holstein Demonstration Results - Articles Articles
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. 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
Crop Cents Mobile App
Crop Cents Mobile App - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Crop Cents Mobile App

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. 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
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