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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
Forage Systems for Stocker Cattle (B 1392) Published 11/21/2017

This publication provides a guide to the various forage systems that could be used for stocker development and provides guidelines for managing grazing or hay harvests for optimum forage yield and quality.

Using Futures Markets to Manage Price Risk in Feeder Cattle Operations (B 1404) Published 11/21/2017

In today’s farming environment of extreme price volatility and large debt commitments, most livestock producers need the security of one or more of the advantages offered by price risk management. Livestock producers who are selling products or purchasing inputs can do one of two things when making pricing decisions: accept the market price when they are ready to deliver products or purchase inputs, or reduce input and product price risks by using price risk management tools. One of these price risk management opportunities is available through futures markets contracts. This publication explains how livestock producers can use futures markets to manage price risk.

Commodity Options as Price Insurance for Cattlemen (B 1405) Published 11/21/2017

One of the greatest risks cattle producers face is price risk. Price changes can come in the form of declining cattle prices for sellers, increasing cattle prices for buyers or increasing feed prices for feed users. Because of this risk, producers might want to “insure” feeder cattle, fed cattle or feed against unfavorable price movements, while still being able to take advantage of favorable price movements. Cattlemen have this opportunity by using the commodity options market.


View other publications on Beef
Beef Cattle Nutrition
Lawton StewartAssociate Professor
  • Animal & Dairy Science
Mailing Address:
Athens, CAES Campus -
Shipping Address:
Athens, CAES Campus -

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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
Check Out Our New Website for UGA Beef Programs! Posted by on Nov 3, 2017

We’re moving! That’s right, we have launched a new website and want to let you know the new place to find out all the latest information on all UGA Beef Programs and news can be found by clicking on the link below! New UGA Beef Website Soon, you will be...

Georgia Beef Challenge Posted by on Jun 12, 2017

We are in the process of shipping cattle to participate in the Georgia Beef Challenge. If you are a producer and are interested in gaining information on your herds health, performance, and carcass merit please contact us today to get started! 17-18 Georgia Beef Challenge Rules GA Beef Challenge on GA Farm...


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