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.
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.
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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.
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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.
By 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
By Robert J. Van Saun, DVM, MS, PhD
Learn how to use feed analysis to determine forage quality, and exactly what feeding a high quality forage means.
By 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.
Beef cattle producers are rightfully proud of producing a "good" product but sometimes go to extremes on weight endpoints to achieve this product.
It is important to remember to keep an eye on residue heights to eliminate over-grazing and the problems that occur as a result.
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This online course about raising beef cattle covers breeds, establishing facilities, nutrition and reproduction, and marketing and finances.
This article explains how the use of ionophores--antibiotics that shift ruminal fermentation patterns--can improve cattle production efficiency.
“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”.
This report summarizes the efforts of the PA Beef Producers Working Group in 2016.
These rations are based on calves receiving an average grass/legume hay that is .28 mcal/lb NEg and 10% crude protein.
Feed-grade urea can be an effective source of protein in beef cattle diets.
Proper mineral nutrition for beef cows contributes to animal performance. Based on analysis the beef industry over feeds minerals.
Here are some basic rules to evaluate the feed requirements of beef cows during the winter.
The high price of corn has many cattle feeders investigating the use of alternative small grains in cattle rations.