Summer Beef Field Day

The field day will feature topics on genomic and phenotypic selection of cattle, a new feeder calf marketing program, and tours of the Penn State Angus herd and Haller Research Farm.
Summer Beef Field Day - Workshops
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Length: 6 hours
Language: English
Note: Utilizing Genomic and Phenotypic Selection in Beef Cattle

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When: July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where: Penn State Beef/Sheep Center
Orchard Road
State College, Pennsylvania 16803

registration deadline: July 16, 2018
2:30 p.m.

Summer Beef Field Day
Who is this for?

All Beef cattle producers in Pennsylvania and surrounding areas are invited to attend.

What will you learn?

Producers will learn how to apply genomic information into practical situations and will come from this field with a better understanding of how genomic information will be applied to their operation in the future. They will also become familiar with the beef cattle/forage research that has been conducted or will be conducted at the Haller research farm.


Saturday, July 21, 2018





Dr. Terry Etherton, Department Head, Distinguished Professor of Animal Nutrition and Dr. Steve Loerch, Senior Associate Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences


Breeding for the Future: Genomic Selection in Angus Cattle

Dr. Dan Moser, President of Angus Genetics Inc.


Selection of Cattle Combining Phenotype and Genotype

Ben Williamson, Instructor of Animal Science and PSU Livestock Judging Team Coach


Real World Selection in Progress: A tour of the Penn State Angus Herd

Wendall Landis, Manage of the PSU Beef/Sheep Center



Brisket with all the trimmings


Angus Link: A Value Added Feeder Calf Marketing Program

Dr. Dan Moser, President of Angus Genetics Inc.


Tour of the Haller Beef Cattle Forage Research Facility

An update on past, current and future forage research by Dr. Tara Felix, Penn State Extension Beef Specialist and Dr. Jessica Williamson, Penn State Extension Forage Specialist



Safe Trip Home


Forage Crops Plant-Animal Interaction Pasture/Grazing management Harvested forages Ensiled forages Extending the grazing season

More by Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D. 

Beef cattle nutrition Beef cattle metabolism Beef cattle management Feedlot nutrition and management

More by Tara L. Felix 

Animal Nutrition

Dr. Dan Moser


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