Welcome to the Beef Cattle Program

Beef Grazing

Grazing

Dr. Bullock speaking in barn

Learning

Nutrition Barn facility

Facilities

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

  • Jan 15 - KCA Convention & Ag Industry Trade Show
  • Beef Management Webinars
    -Feb 2 - Preparing for Calving

    -Feb 16 - Pasture Weed Management
    -March 2 - Body condition scoring & milk production cost
    -March 16 - Improving Hay Quality
    -April 6 - Reproductive Management
    -April 20 - Risk Management Strategies
    -May 4 - Answering all beef questions

  • Freezer Beef Bootcamp
    - March 1 - Introduction to nutrition & management of finishing cattle
    - March 8 - Laws & Regulations of the meats industry
    - March 15 - Marketing & Economic Considerations
    - March 22 - Freezer beef as a business:  Is it Possible

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