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VTBeef - Home of the Beef Extension Program at Virginia Tech

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

Black Angus Sketch

Illustration of an a Black Angus cow from the side.
Image of linked document. 2024 Virginia Cow-Calf Conference.
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February 21, 2024
2024 Virginia Cow-Calf Conference

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Weyers Cave Community Center
Registration $18

 

 

Image of linked document. 2024 Beef Cattle Implant School and Chute-site BQA.
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March 15, 2024
Beef Cattle Implant School & Chute-side BQA
8:15 AM - 2:30 PM
Weyers Cave, VA
Registration: $5/adult; Free for 4-H/FFA members

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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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    Black angus cattle grazing in a grassy field with trees in the background.
    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

Youth