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The University of Georgia's Beef Team is comprised of faculty members that are directly involved in beef cattle education. The goal of this team is to enrich the availability of beef cattle information for producers and County Extension Agents. View Extension publications on beef and the UGA Beef Team blog feed below.


Extension Beef Publications
Profitable Cattle Marketing for the Cow-Calf Producer (B 1078) Published 1/30/2017

Profitable cattle marketing means producing the most profitable calf, selling through the most profitable market outlet and pricing at the most profitable time. Unfortunately, most cow-calf producers simply sell their calves. Marketing means choices on how or what to put on the market, where to market and when to price. The first step in becoming a cattle marketer is to recognize all your alternatives and evaluate each in light of potential cost and returns, selecting the most profitable rather than the most convenient alternative.

Understanding Beef Carcass Reports (B 1326) Published 1/5/2017

Many retained ownership programs offer producers the opportunity to receive a level of data from the feed-yard and packing plant that is rarely available after those animals leave the farm. Producers can use this information to make genetic changes in their herd to better the marketability of their calves. However, before this information can be utilized, producers must understand what these terms mean. The terminology might be slightly different on various reports, but the common ones used for herd improvements are discussed below.

Impact of Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) on Reproduction in Cattle (B 1422) Published 1/5/2017

Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), commonly referred to as “Rednose,” is a disease resulting from bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BHV-1). The detriment of the disease, as well as the positive benefits vaccination can have on a reproductive program, needs to be on the forefront of a producer's herd health program.


View other publications on Beef
Beef Cattle Nutrition
Lawton StewartAssociate Professor
  • Animal & Dairy Science
Mailing Address:
Athens, CAES Campus -
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Athens, CAES Campus -
Beef Breeding and Genetics
Ronald E. SilcoxAssociate Professor
  • Animal & Dairy Science
Mailing Address:
Athens, CAES Campus -
Shipping Address:
Athens, CAES Campus -
Beef Cattle Nutrition, Production and Management
Jacob R. SegersAssistant Professor
  • Animal & Dairy Science
Mailing Address:
Tifton, CAES Campus -
Shipping Address:
Tifton, CAES Campus -
UGA Beef Team Blog
Southern Women in Ag Workshop – March 28th Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

This training is for all women interested or involved in agriculture. Participants will receive hands-on instruction on a variety of topics and learn skills which are applicable to different areas of agriculture. March 28, 2017 8:30 am – 4:00 pm UGA Tifton Bull Evaluation Center Address: 2283 GA HWY 32...

18th Annual Tifton HERD Sale – April 18th Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

Join us for the 18th Annual Tifton HERD Sale on April 18th at the Bull Evaluation Center located near Irwinville, Georgia. Offering 110 outstanding bred registered and commercial heifers! Sale Catalog is below. View all the data that has been recorded on the heifers throughout their 6 months stay at...

Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program Posted by on Jan 19, 2017

2017 Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program When: January 17th – March 7th, 2017 ‐ Tuesday evening of each week Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Houston County Extension Office ‐ 801 Main St. Perry, GA 31069   See Master Cattleman Flyer for additional details


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