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 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  



Producing Beef for the Consumer

Beef producers can add value to their beef cattle by educating themselves and their consumers about beef products. Darrell Simpson, Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources (Muglenberg County) collaborated with Dr. Katie VanValin, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment, Beef Cattle Specialist and Dr.Gregg Rentfrow, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Food and Environment, Meats Specialists to provide a program to help producers and consumers ali...

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