BeefMajor Program

19288

Total Hours

Contributed.

129067

Contacts

with Local Stakeholders.

304

Hours

of Multistate Efforts.

972

Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

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  

1972

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

2989

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

13428

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  

2863

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

2439

Stories

Back to Basics

To ensure the success of their farming enterprises, beef cattle producers must often adapt and/or modernize. To help the farmers of Marshall County successfully improve their operations, the Marshall County Extension service is participating in the Back to Basics program. The program is designed by the University of Kentucky Extension Beef Science team with the goal of helping farmers go back to the basics and rethink how they manage their operations. Once enrolled, the volunteer farmer has thei...

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Back to Basics

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