BeefMajor Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of producers who improve genetics by Implementing a crossbreeding program and utilizing Expected Progeny Difference to meet breeding objectives


Number of producers who practiced efficient reproduction techniques (i.e. perform exams of pelvic area, reproduction tract scores, breeding soundness exam of bull, artificial insemination, pregnancy diagnosis or animal evaluation  


Number of producers who Develop and implement a herd health protocol and improve animal health practices (i.e.  follow BQA guidelines, read and follow product labels and obey withdrawal periods, record animal treatments, improve animal handling/welfare skills


Number for people who gained information on beef nutrition, animal health, genetics, reproduction, and/ or facilities and equipment


Number for producers who adopted best practices to improve or maintain animal nutrition by forage testing and using analysis to develop supplement program,  using body conditioning scores of cows to adjust supplement programs, use a complete mineral supplement or work with an agent or nutritionist to develop feed rations  



Bourbon County Elite Heifer Sale

Central Kentucky is known for producing good, quality, beef cattle. The Bourbon County Livestock Improvement Association Elite Heifer Sale was started in 1991 to help smaller producers come together to market their cattle. These cattle would be bred heifers that are due to calve in the spring. They set standards for all cattle to meet to qualify for the sale and ensure the cattle are pregnant up to 60 days following the sale. I was assigned to help this group of producers from central Kentucky p...

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