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.
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.
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.
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.
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Join us at the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center located in Irwinville, GA on March 1st for the 59th Annual Performance Tested Bull Sale. With over 100 head of registered Simmental, SimAngus, Angus, SimGenetics, Charolais, and Hereford Bulls to choose from. The sale will be on LiveAuctions TV, so online bidding...
The 5th annual Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course will be held again at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena on February 8th, 2017. Please see the program below. Attendees will be eligible for three hours credit towards Beef Quality Assurance recertification, one hour private pesticide credit, and one hour commercial...
The 25th annual University of Georgia Focus on EPDs Bull Sale will be held on February 9th, 2017 at University of Georgia Livestock Instructional Arena on South Milledge AVE in Athens, GA. The bulls and females in the sale are products of our programs at Athens and Tifton. They have...
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