Welcome to the Beef Cattle Program

Beef Grazing


Dr. Bullock speaking in barn


Nutrition Barn facility


Research Center

Research Center

Students at the farm

Students at the farm

Kentucky has the largest beef cow herd east of the Mississippi and the eighth largest nationally, with approximately 1 million beef cows.  Beef cattle provide our primary means of converting Kentucky's 7 million acres of pasture and forage into useful products. 

Tremendous potential exists to expand income opportunities from beef cattle to help replace lost tobacco income and sustain Kentucky's agricultural base.  The state-of-the-art facilities at the Animal Science Research Center Beef Unit will allow us to move into this new century with renewed emphasis on development (Research) and transfer (Extension) of knowledge and technologies to ensure that Kentucky's beef industry is competitive in a changing and demanding marketplace.

2013 Animal and Food Sciences Extension Report and Directory

Beef News & Events

Upcoming Events

  • Beef Management Webinars
    March 16 - Improving Hay Quality
    April 6 - Reproductive Mgmt
    April 20 - Risk Management
    May 4 - Answering all beef questions
  • Freezer Beef Bootcamp
    - March 8 - Meats Industry Laws & Regulations
    - March 15 - Marketing & Economic Considerations
    - March 22 - Freezer beef as a business:  Is it Possible
  • Cow-Calf Profitability Conferences
    March 23 - Profit Drivers & Controlling Hay Costs
    - March 24 - Bale Grazing & Cowherd Management
    - March 25 - Breeding Stock, Taxes, Stocking Rates


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