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Roy Burris

Rotational Grazing
11/21/2016 (reprinted)

A rotational grazing program can generally be defined as use of several pastures, one of which is grazed while the others are rested before being regrazed. Continuous grazing is the use of one pasture for the entire grazing season. | ID-143
2,000 printed copies | 16 pages | - | 108 downloads | PDF: 887 kb

Kentucky Beef Quality Assurance Program
2/6/2015 (reprinted)

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is a program developed to ensure that beef and dairy cattle are managed in a manner that will result in safe and wholesome beef and milk products for the consumer. Specifically, BQA is designed to enhance carcass quality by preventing drug residues, injection-site blemishes, and bruises. The Kentucky Beef Quality Assurance Program is based on recommended national guidelines and scientific research. This program enables beef and dairy producers to enhance their product, maximize marketability, and strengthen consumer confidence. | ID-140
4,000 printed copies | 83 pages | - | 1 download | PDF: 2,353 kb

Mineral and Protein Blocks and Tubs for Cattle
11/3/2014 (new)

Nutritional supplement blocks and tubs are convenient for beef producers, require no investment in feeding troughs and require a limited area for storing. One of the most attractive features is that they lower the labor needed to supplement livestock. Many producers use these products to provide supplemental nutrients to cattle consuming low-quality forages or as a mechanism to promote a more consistent intake of minerals. These products are also attractive to producers who have off-farm employment as they eliminate the need for daily feeding. Yet, they often come at a greater cost per unit of nutrient than more conventional feedstuffs. Since there are differences in the blocks and tubs being marketed today, familiarity with how to compare products and determine their differences will enable producers to decide which product best fits their needs. | ASC-215
web only | 4 pages | 2,891 words | 54 downloads | PDF: 159 kb

2012 Beef Research and Extension Report
1/7/2014 (new)

The intent of this report is to provide highlights of our research and extension activities. We have a vested interest in the beef industry in the state and nation, and hope this report provides a window into our programs. We believe that after viewing this report, a greater appreciation will be garnered with respect to our involvement in the multiple fields of study related to beef production. The faculty, staff and student activities are advancing our understanding of basic science principles of livestock production as well as applied research that producers and the industry can benefit from immediately, as well as in the future. Extension educational programs, on-farm demonstrations, and other activities aid in transferring this knowledge to producers, allowing for increased awareness and adoption of management change. | SR-105
web only | 40 pages | 13,658 words | 30 downloads | PDF: 975 kb

Distillers Grain Coproducts for Beef Cattle
12/5/2011 (new)

Feeding distillers grains derived from the production of spirits or ethanol for fuel is an acceptable practice for beef cattle production. The use of these products as both an energy and a protein supplement has been beneficial as the cereal grain prices have increased making these coproducts more cost competitive. | ASC-186
500 printed copies | 4 pages | 3,485 words | 83 downloads | PDF: 231 kb

Climate Change: A Brief Summary for Kentucky Extension Agents
9/20/2011 (new)

Nearly all climate science experts agree that global warming is occurring and that it is caused primarily by human activity. Regardless of what you may read on blogs or in the media, there is no meaningful scientific controversy on these points. The future impacts of global warming are difficult to predict, but the changes caused by greenhouse gases are expected to increasingly affect Kentucky agriculture. | ID-191
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | 1,975 words | 58 downloads | PDF: 250 kb

2010 Research and Extension Beef Report
3/11/2011 (new)

The 2010 Research and Extension Beef Report highlights advances in understanding of basic scientific principles of livestock production as well as applied research from which producers and the industry can benefit. Extension educational programs, on-farm demonstrations, and other activities help transfer this knowledge to producers so they can adopt of management changes as appropriate. | SR-104
web only | 89 pages | 56,665 words | 33 downloads | PDF: 2,100 kb

Managing Legume Induced Bloat in Cattle
3/10/2011 (new)

Ruminal tympany, or bloat, can result in lost animal performance and in severe cases, death. It occurs as a result of a buildup of fermentation gases in the rumen. Bloat may be categorized as frothy bloat, which is caused by the formation of a stable foam in the rumen, or free gas bloat, which is due to excessive production of gaseous compounds from fermentation or as a result of an obstruction preventing the escape of gas compounds. Legume bloat is a frothy bloat condition. | ID-186
500 printed copies | 4 pages | 2,366 words | 40 downloads | PDF: 400 kb

Growth Promoting Implants for Beef Cattle
3/24/2010 (major revision)

Utilization of growth-promoting implants in the beef cattle industry provides an opportunity for improving production efficiency. Within the animal, they promote protein synthesis, resulting in a 10 to 30% increase in growth along with a 5 to 10% improvement in feed efficiency. | ASC-25
web only | 4 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 225 kb

Stockpiling for Fall and Winter Pasture
1/1/2006 (minor revision)

| AGR-162
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 110 downloads | PDF: 187 kb

The Kentucky Beef Book
9/15/2005 (minor revision)

| ID-108
10,000 printed copies | - | - | 28 downloads | HTML: 3 kb

2003 Research and Extension Beef Report
6/1/2004 (new)

| SR-2004-2
500 printed copies | 43 pages | - | 21 downloads | PDF: 481 kb

Beef Sire Selection Recommendations
12/22/2003 (new)

| ASC-165
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 47 downloads | PDF: 86 kb

Cattle Handling Facilities
12/19/2003 (reprinted)

Cattle handling facilities are used to confine cattle safely and efficiently for close observation and to perform routine health and management procedures. Adequate facilities are an essential part of an efficient cattle operation for any producer who wants to improve marketing, cattle health, and production. A well-planned handling facility can help you save money by making easier practices such as preventive health management, pregnancy testing, implanting, controlling parasites, vaccinating, castrating, and dehorning. | AEN-82
2,000 printed copies | 36 pages | - | 266 downloads | PDF: 1,386 kb

Protocols for Synchronizing Estrus in Yearling Heifers
2/1/2003 (reprinted)

| ASC-164
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 32 downloads | PDF: 66 kb

Strategies to Improve Reproductive Efficiency of Heifers
2/1/2003 (reprinted)

| ASC-163
2,000 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 46 downloads | PDF: 23 kb

Managing Body Condition to Improve Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Cows
2/1/2003 (reprinted)

| ASC-162
2,000 printed copies | 6 pages | - | 55 downloads | PDF: 158 kb

Managing Considerations in Beef Heifer Development
2/1/2003 (reprinted)

| ASC-144
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 49 downloads | PDF: 320 kb

Grazing Alfalfa
11/1/2002 (reprinted)

| ID-97
2,000 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 34 downloads | PDF: 152 kb

2000 Kentucky Beef Cattle Research Report
10/1/1999 (new)

| PR-417
700 printed copies | - | - | 1 download | HTML: 4 kb

Balancing Rations
5/31/1991 (minor revision)

| ASC-12
2,000 printed copies | - | - | 2 downloads | HTML: 32 kb

Beef Cattle Corrals and Handling Facilities
4/1/1986 (reprinted)

| ID-13
20,000 printed copies | - | - | 12 downloads | HTML: 17 kb