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Beef calf
Beef Cow-Calf Production - Articles Articles

Beef Cow-Calf Production

Jayson K. Harper, Ph.D.

The beef cow-calf business is well adapted to small-scale and part-time farmers who have land suitable for pasture and hay production. More
December Preparation for Cattle Herds
December Preparation for Cattle Herds - Articles Articles
December for many cattle producers means preparations for winterizing their herds. More
Stress is common when temperatures exceed 90 F for several days in a row, humidity at 70% or more, and night temperatures no lower than 75 F; conditions that rarely occur in this area.
Does Shade Affect Weight Gain and Production? - Articles Articles
Grass fed beef producer in Northampton County heard that access to shade can affect weight gain and thus his bottom line... but what does research say? More
Healthy pastures are the first step to weed management.
Weed Management in Pastures - Articles Articles
The best approach to weed control is the integrated approach. Keeping pastures healthy is the first step. More
Boxler, University of Nebraska
Flies Can Impact Summertime Beef Cattle Production - Articles Articles
High populations of different flies can have a negative impact on the productivity and profitability of beef cattle enterprises. More
Replacement Heifers: Management Options Benefit Bottom Line
Replacement Heifers: Management Options Benefit Bottom Line - Articles Articles
Reproduction is the most influential factor contributing to the profitability of a cow calf producer. More
Cattle grazing in the Bighorn National Forest. Picture shown with permission of Pearson Real Estate, Buffalo, WY.
Silvopasture Could Work on Your Farm - Articles Articles
Silvopasture is the integration of trees, livestock, and forage crops together on the same land to create dual income from timber and livestock. More
Controlled Calving Season is Controlled Management
Controlled Calving Season is Controlled Management - Articles Articles
The key to successful management in a cow herd is being able to plan health, feeding, and marketing programs that will be effective and efficient. More
Feedlot cattle will be emphasized in teh presentation, Photo Credit: Dr. Tara Felix, Penn State Extension
Beef Cattle Short Course - Workshops Workshops

Beef Cattle Short Course

10/16/2017

University Park

$0.00
This 3-day event hosted by Penn State Extension with support from the PA Beef Producers Working Group, includes live cattle evaluation, nutritional workshops, and cutting demonstrations. More
Best Management Practices
On-Farm Land Use: Regulations and Environmental Stewardship - Articles Articles
Northeast beef cattle owners are faced with implementing best management practices, as well as adhering to local, statewide and national regulations. More
The Most Valuable Investment in the Beef Herd - The Bull
The Most Valuable Investment in the Beef Herd - The Bull - Articles Articles
This article discusses the decision-making process in buying a bull. More
Understanding Beef Carcass Yields & Losses During Processing
Understanding Beef Carcass Yields & Losses During Processing - Articles Articles
Understanding the factors involved in estimating the amount of beef derived from the live animal will assist cattle producers who directly market their beef. More
Early Weaning Calves
Early Weaning Calves - Articles Articles
Early weaning calves will be an effective management tool for many breeders and will improve subsequent performance of the cow herd. More
Analyzing Salt Content
Analyzing Salt Content - Videos Videos

Analyzing Salt Content

Jonathan A. Campbell

In this video we will discuss a rapid measurement tool for how to analyze the salt content of various processed meat items. More
2016 LEC Dairy Beef Wrap-up
2016 LEC Dairy Beef Wrap-up - Articles Articles
This report summarizes the efforts of the PA Beef Producers Working Group in 2016. More
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