Resources for Beef Cattle

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On Farm Mortality Disposal Options for Livestock Producers
All livestock producers at some point are faced with decisions regarding how to dispose of livestock mortality from their farm. Each option has its own benefits and limitations based on accessibility, regulatory restrictions, expense, and biosecurity concerns. Livestock producers should also know that it is their responsibility to dispose of dead animals within 48 hours by one of the approved methods highlighted below. There are approved and preferred methods of animal mortality management according to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Farmers should choose the option that best suits their farm’s mortality disposal needs.
Jul 31, 2013 2909-1412 (ANR-77NP)
Virginia 4-H Beef Heifer Project Junior Record Book Jun 27, 2013 4H-140P
Virginia 4-H Beef Heifer Project Senior Record Book Jul 1, 2013 4H-141P
Virginia 4-H Market Beef Project Junior Record Book Aug 23, 2013 4H-142P
Virginia 4-H Market Beef Project Senior Record Book Aug 27, 2013 4H-143P
Hay as Part of a Cowherd Production System May 1, 2009 400-002
Creep Feeding Beef Calves May 1, 2009 400-003
Feeder and Stocker Health and Management Practices May 1, 2009 400-006
Beef Cow/Calf Herd Health Program and Calendar May 1, 2009 400-007
Recognition and Treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex May 1, 2009 400-008
Predicting Bull Fertility May 1, 2009 400-009
Nutrition and Feeding of the Cow-Calf Herd: Digestive System of the Cow May 1, 2009 400-010
Nutrition and Feeding of the Cow-Calf Herd: Essential Nutrients, Feed Classification and Nutrient Content of Feeds May 1, 2009 400-011
Nutrition and Feeding of the Cow-Calf Herd: Production Cycle Nutrition and Nutrient Requirements of Cows, Pregnant Heifers and Bulls May 1, 2009 400-012
GnRH Based Estrus Synchronization Systems for Beef Cows May 1, 2009 400-013
Calving Emergencies in Beef Cattle: Identification and Prevention May 1, 2009 400-018
Alternative Feeds for Beef Cattle May 1, 2009 400-230
Cattle Identification: Freeze Branding May 1, 2009 400-301
Estrus Synchronization for Heifers May 1, 2009 400-302
Mycoplasma in Beef Cattle May 1, 2009 400-304
Strategic Use of Antibiotics in Stocker Cattle May 1, 2009 400-307
Foot Rot in Beef Cattle May 1, 2009 400-310
Zoonotic Diseases of Cattle May 1, 2009 400-460
Anaplasmosis in Beef Cattle May 1, 2009 400-465
Pinkeye in Beef Cattle May 1, 2009 400-750
Marketing Cull Cows in Virginia Oct 20, 2009 400-761
Getting Started in the Cattle Business in Virginia May 1, 2009 400-790
Virginia Cow Herd Performance Check-Up May 1, 2009 400-791
Body Condition Scoring Beef Cows May 1, 2009 400-795
Current Strategies in Parasite Control in Virginia Beef Cattle May 1, 2009 400-802
Beef Cattle Breeds and Biological Types May 1, 2009 400-803
Understanding Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) May 1, 2009 400-804
Crossbreeding Beef Cattle May 1, 2009 400-805
Genetic Improvement Using Young Sires With Genomic Evaluations Apr 21, 2010 404-090
Herbage Quality, Biomass, and Animal Performance of Cattle Grazing. Part I: Forage Biomass, Botanical Composition, and Nutritive Values Nov 19, 2009 418-151
Herbage Quality, Biomass, and Animal Performance of Cattle Grazing. Part II: Animal Performance Nov 19, 2009 418-152
Fencing Materials For Livestock Systems May 1, 2009 442-131
Nutrient Management for Small Farms Dec 17, 2018 442-305 (BSE-241P)
Selecting a Treatment Technology for Manure Management
Animal manure has been used for centuries as a fertilizer and a soil builder because it contains nutrients and organic matter. However, as animal production shifts toward fewer but larger operations, the number of confined animals has increased in some geographical locations, resulting in more manure produced than can be assimilated by the available farmland where the animals are raised.
Dec 19, 2018 442-306 (BSE-242P)
Selection and Location of Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage Jan 17, 2019 442-307 (BSE-243P)
Poultry and Livestock Manure Storage: Management and Safety Jan 16, 2019 442-308 (BSE-244P)
Manure Management and Environmental Stewardship Jan 16, 2019 442-309 (BSE-245NP)
A Characterization of Direct-Market Beef Processing and Marketing in Virginia
Beef is Virginia’s second most important agricultural industry, with 20,000 beef farms generating more than $400 million in cash receipts
May 11, 2009 448-123
A Characterization of Direct-Marketed Beef Production in Virginia Jul 15, 2009 448-124
An Inventory of Beef Slaughter & Processing Facilities for Virginia Direct Marketers of Beef May 26, 2009 448-195
Powell River Project - Management of Cow-Calf Production on Reclaimed Surface-Mined Land Feb 12, 2010 460-128
Summer Stockpile for Late Summer Grazing Dec 1, 2017 ANR-289NP
Eldon Farm's Graze 300 VA System Dec 4, 2017 ANR-290NP
Catastrophic Livestock and Poultry Carcass Disposal
This guide is intended to assist Virginia’s farmers in understanding their mortality disposal options during natural disasters and non-infectious disease events. Blizzards, tornadoes, extreme heat, and floods are just a few examples of the severe weather events that may result in significant losses to farm animal populations. Animal losses often cause significant financial losses to the farmers who rely on the income from these animals. Compounding the financial impact of these animal losses is the burden of responsibly disposing of the resulting animal carcasses. Improperly managed, animal carcasses have the potential to spread disease and contaminate surface and groundwater supplies.
Nov 19, 2013 ANR-76NP (ANR-90NP)
Transitioning Beef Cattle to a Defined Breeding and Calving Season Jun 25, 2018 APSC-145P
Using a Summer Stockpiling System to Extend the Grazing Season Nov 14, 2017 CSES-201NP
Previniendo accidentes de trabajadores rurales ligados al manejo de silajes Jun 19, 2017 DASC-100s
Battling Resistance: Judicious Antibiotic Use in Beef and Dairy Cattle Nov 6, 2017 DASC-106NP
Preventing injuries and fatalities during the harvesting and chapping of crops for silage Aug 28, 2018 DASC-117NP
Previniendo daños y muertes durante la cosecha y picado de maíz y sorgo para silaje Aug 28, 2018 DASC-118S
Silo Management, Learning From The Experts
This video intends to help stakeholders improve their silo face management practices, prevent spoilage and waste! Learn to properly face bunker silos.
Jul 9, 2014 DASC-39NP
Preventing silage-related injuries and fatalities among farm workers Jun 19, 2017 DASC-99
Stockpile Grazing in Autumn Jun 20, 2018 SPES-29P
Using Grazing Charts Jun 20, 2018 SPES-30P
Grazing Summer Annuals Jun 21, 2018 SPES-35P
Measuring Forage with a Falling Plate Meter Jun 21, 2018 SPES-36P
Fescue Toxicosis and Some Strategies to Mitigate Alkaloids May 9, 2018 SPES-6
Animal Performance on Toxic Tall Fescue During the Summer Sep 19, 2018 SPES-62NP