UT Beef and Forage Center

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    Understanding Beef Checkoff & State Beef Promotion Assessments

    Many beef and dairy cattle producers know about the Beef Checkoff and State Beef Promotion programs and the assessments when cattle are sold at public auction; however, many producers may not know how these assessments apply.

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    Forage Analysis Definitions

    To better understand and read a forage analysis this new publication. This will help you with the forage test reports sent out by the Soil, Plant and Pest Center.

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    2015 Integrated Beef and Forage Resource Management Calendar

    Integrated Resource Management is a system that utilizes all resources available to optimize production and net income. This calendar has been developed to assist you in formulating an overall management plan. Contact you local Extension Agent for a copy.

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    Livestock Risk Protection Insurance

    Beef producers have a limited number of tools to manage price risk associated with marketing cattle. The tools available include futures contracts, options, forward contracting and livestock risk protection insurance.

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    Forage and Soil Testing

    The importance of regularly testing your forages and soil is not stressed enough. Smart economical use of feedstocks and ferilizers will make a difference in your over-all management program. A little effort now can pay big dividends later on.

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