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Enhancing the profitability and sustainability of beef cattle production systems through enhanced production efficiency and value-added ventures.

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Illustration of an a Black Angus cow from the side.

July 14-16, 2024
Virginia Beef Cattle University






The Inn at Virginia Tech






The Virginia Beef Cattle University is a 2.5-day event full of educational and networking opportunities for you! Information on registration and educational scheduling coming soon!

Registration includes all educational activities, educational proceedings, meals, entertainment, tradeshow vendors, and tours!

  • Adult Registration: $175
  • College Registration: $100
  • Youth Registration (8-18 years old): $75
  • Child Registration (Potty Trained- 8 years old): $25

If you have any questions, please reach out to Lisa McCormick at ldellis42@vt.edu or 540-231-2792.

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    Tri-State Beef Conference

    The Tri-State Beef Conference is an educational program for cow/calf producers and stocker operators to learn about managing production and price risk. The annual conference is presented by University of Tennessee Extension, Virginia Cooperation Extension, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

August 1, 2024
Tri-State Beef Conference






Ron Ramsey Regional Ag Center, Blountville, Tennessee

 

Topics/speakers:

Pregnancy Evaluation Demonstration
Dr. Lew Strickland, Professor and Extension Veterinarian, University of Tennessee

Balancing Rations Throughout Growth Stages
Mr. Kevin Spurlin, Grayson County Extension, Virginia Extension

Nutritional and Genetic Impacts on Feedlot and Carcass Merit

Dr. Troy Rowan, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee

Parasite Management
Dr. John Currin, DVM, DABVP, Clinical Associate Professor, Virginia Tech, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Market Outlook
Dr. Andrew Griffith, Professor, University of Tennessee

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If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services or other accommodations for any Extension event, please discuss your accommodation needs with the Extension staff at your local Extension office at least 1 week prior to the event.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Guidance

This is an emerging situation with new information becoming available almost daily.

The latest news, guidance for producers and veterinarians, biosecurity recommendations, and links to CDC and FDA information can be found below.

A recording of the April 30, 2024 webinar produced by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine can be accessed above.

Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech School of Animal Sciences, Virginia - Maryland College of Veterinary Sciences, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, and The Virginia Dairymen’s Association.

Learn more about our Beef Programs & Events

Virginia Tech's Beef Cattle Extension events and programs help serve the beef cattle industry address the segments of the beef industry. The primary focus of these programs is to enhance the profitability and sustainability of beef cattle production systems through enhanced production efficiency and value-added ventures.

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    Virginia Beef Quality Assurance Program
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    As part of the Mid-Atlantic BQA program, Virginia BQA educates and certifies producers in best management practices that improve the safety and quality of beef.

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    Virginia Premium Assured Heifer Program (VPAHP)

    As part of the Mid-Atlantic BQA program, Virginia BQA educates and certifies producers in best management practices that improve the safety and quality of beef

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    Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association
    Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association , redirect

    Since 1955, Virginia BCIA in partnership with Extension has worked to enhance the genetics of Virginia beef cattle herds. BCIA sponsors the state’s central bull development program and serves as an educational conduit to the beef cattle industry.

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    Virginia Master Cattleman Program
    Virginia Master Cattleman Program

    This is a seven-session course that provides essential information for beef producers in the areas of economics, nutrition, forages, reproduction, genetics, herd health, and marketing. The program is offered on an area basis by local Virginia Cooperative Extension agents and is taught by local agents and Virginia Tech specialists.

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    Virginia Quality Assured Feeder Cattle Program
    Virginia Quality Assured Feeder Cattle Program , redirect

    Extension partners with the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association and local cattlemen’s associations for the VQA program which encourages the use of scientifically-based cattle health and management procedures for feeder cattle. Producers that manage their cattle utilizing the VQA guidelines are eligible to market their calves through the VQA certified feeder cattle program.

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    Tri-State Beef Conference with  map images of Virginia, Tenneesee, and North Carolina.
    Tri-State Beef Conference

    The Tri-State Beef Conference is an educational program for cow/calf producers and stocker operators to learn about managing production and price risk. The annual conference is presented by University of Tennessee Extension, Virginia Cooperation Extension, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Beef Extension Contacts

Genetics / Bull Test Stations

Reproduction

Extension Veterinarian

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