Information on managing beef calf and cow production, including weaning, antibiotic use and replacement heifer selection, calving and beef quality assurance. Tips on choosing the right bull and understanding beef carcass yields.
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Animal Welfare Officer Training is a two-day, research-based workshop on proven animal handling and slaughter practices in a practical interactive format.
Continuing information on optimizing Holstein steers for the beef market. This 2017 demonstration emphasized steroidal implants used to promote growth.
Data from the 2016 audit add tremendously to the core knowledge on guideposts and measurements to help determine quality conformance of the U.S. beef supply.
A costly, but extremely important, feature of the cow-calf herd is the selection and development of replacement heifers.
Ensuring your calves are healthy, by reducing stress, will improve their performance in the feedlot and improve your relationship with your buyers.
Beef cattle producers are rightfully proud of producing a "good" product but sometimes go to extremes on weight endpoints to achieve this product.
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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.
This report summarizes the efforts of the PA Beef Producers Working Group in 2016.
By Jonathan A. Campbell, Ph.D. Length4:52
In this video we will discuss a rapid measurement tool for how to analyze the salt content of various processed meat items.
By Jonathan A. Campbell, Ph.D.
Understanding the factors involved in estimating the amount of beef derived from the live animal will assist cattle producers who directly market their beef.
Early weaning calves will be an effective management tool for many breeders and will improve subsequent performance of the cow herd.
This video explains tagging requirements for livestock and demonstrates how to apply the RFID tag properly.
Raising beef cattle can be a profitable enterprise. However, there are several management skills that each beef producer should have to be successful.
By Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., H. Louis Moore, Ph.D., John W. Comerford
The beef cow-calf business is well adapted to small-scale and part-time farmers who have land suitable for pasture and hay production.