BeefMajor Program


Total Hours




with Local Stakeholders.



of Multistate Efforts.


Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

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  


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


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



Post Weaning Value-Added Program – Precondition (PVAP-PRECONDITION)

The Post Weaning Valued Added Program - Precondition (PVAP-PRECONDITION) began in 2019 through a grant from the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and is administered by the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Beef Network. The objective of PVAP-PRECONDITION is to encourage cow-calf producers to retain ownership and capture added value from their investment in beef cattle genetics, facilities, and improved management through diversified marketing strategies. This program is aimed at Kent...

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Post Weaning Value-Added Program – Precondition (PVAP-PRECONDITION)

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