Information on beef cattle farming, cow calf operations, weaning calves, and raising grass fed beef. Find educational workshops and networking events for beef cattle farmers, plus access to the beef production and management online course.
The calf-fed Holstein Initiative wrapped up its third year in 2018. Implants successfully increased average daily gains and feed efficiency.
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Learn how to sustainably manage beef cattle, sheep and meat goats on pasture. Understand the variables concerning grazing systems, paddocks, fencing, and forage quality.
Join our Producer Panel Discussion where panelists from local farms will cover topical beef production and management topics.
The meeting series will cover preconditioning, backgrounding, and feeding small groups of beef feeder calves. Also, nutrition programs for beef heifer development will be discussed.
By Tara L. Felix Length5:00
Proper feedlot nutrition is essential for optimizing calf-fed Holsteins raised for beef production.
By Tara L. Felix Length7:54
Calf-fed Holsteins should be introduced to grain early in life to start developing their rumens; this video outlines the timeline for this process.
By Tara L. Felix Length6:00
Carcass characteristics of Holsteins can be greatly improved with today’s technology. Learn how to get the most meat from your Holsteins.
By Tara L. Felix Length6:59
Newborn calves need colostrum as soon as possible to achieve transfer of passive immunity. Learn about proper colostrum management in calf-fed Holsteins raised for beef.
What is the right size for a cow? That depends on your resources, your environment, the market that you sell to and your goals.
It is the right time to be scouting and managing multiflora rose in your pasture.
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The Penn State Extension Livestock Team will offer the same beef producer seminar in three locations. Topics will include beef cow form and function as well as managing the spring flush in cool-season pasture growth.
By Tara L. Felix, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., David Hartman Length9:50
Grass-fed beef production in the United States is on the rise. However, there are important management and forage quality factors that must be consider.
When07:00 PM 03/07/2019 - 08:30 PM 04/11/2019
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This report summarizes the calf-fed holstein demonstration comparing growth performance and economic data of implanted and non-implanted cattle by the PA Beef producers working group in 2017.
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.
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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.
There are many possible production scenarios for beef cattle. This video will explain two different types of production, grass-fed versus grain-fed beef.
This video explains tagging requirements for livestock and demonstrates how to apply the RFID tag properly.
By Lynn Kime, Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D., John W. Comerford Length4:08
Producer video describing the benefits, challenges, and marketing opportunities of a beef feeding operation.
Beef cattle is a major industry in PA with over 25,000 farms.
By David R. Wolfgang, VMD, MPH DABVP-Dairy
Despite the best intentions and care in animal agricultural facilities there are occasional animal mortalities.
Evaluating the Body Condition Score of individual females in your cowherd will go a long way in determining how you feed your herd during the winter months.
Reproduction is the most influential factor contributing to the profitability of a cow calf producer.
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.