Beef News

CFAP Program for Beef Producers

By : David Marrison, OSU Extension Since the beginning of January, market prices for major commodities have fallen sharply since COVID-19 reached the United States.  There have been many efforts through federal and state legislation to offset the impact of COVID-19. Enrollment is currently being taken by the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) for one…

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Beef Improvement Federation 2020 is Online!

By : Dr. Darrh Bullock, Beef Extension Professor, University of Kentucky The 52nd Annual Beef Improvement Federation Symposium — Online will be hosted the week of June 8 starting at noon CDT each day. The conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform. This year registration is FREE for all participants. The symposium is…

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Click here to register June 1, 2020 | 12:00 P.M.Creating the Product Consumers Expect– Carcass Goals– Nutritional Management of Cattle, Pigs & Small Ruminants– Other Management Considerations June 3, 2020 | 12:00 P.M.The Processing Process– Choosing a Processor– Dry Aging vs Wet Aging– The Math: Dressing Precentages and Carcass Yields June 5, 2020 | 12:00…

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Beef Checkoff Provides Nutrition Information To Health Professionals And Consumers

Courtesy of As part of Beef Month, the Kansas Beef Council (KBC) is leveraging a multitude of strategies to highlight the nutritional benefits of beef and to dispel myths related to America’s favorite protein. From sponsored sessions for dietitians to digital content reaching thousands of consumers, the programs funded by the beef checkoff continue…

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Kentucky Beef Quality and Care Assurance (BQCA) Certification Now Available Online

By : Dr. Darrh Bullock, Kevin Laurent, and Becky Thompson, University of Kentucky and Kentucky Beef Network Starting June 1, 2020, the Kentucky Beef Quality and Care Assurance (BQCA) Certification is now available online. Producers can access the online BQCA program by visiting or and clicking on “Beef Quality & Care Assurance”. The…

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