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  • Field Dressing and Home Processing

    Published on September 14, 2021

    Hunting Basics Webinar Series

  • JBS Holstein Contract Comparison Tool Webinar

    Published on June 3, 2021

    Dr. Jerad Jaborek introduces the JBS Holstein Contract Comparison Tool and highlights the differences between the old and new contracts available for Holstein cattle feeders to market their finished Holstein steers with JBS. Jerad also discusses some of the implications of the basis and dressing percentage changes on cattle value, as well as the implications of the seasonality of the choice/select spread price.

  • Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle: On-farm Considerations

    Published on June 3, 2021

    In the third session of the Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle program hosted by Michigan State University and Ohio State University, Jerad Jaborek (Michigan State University) and Garth Ruff (Ohio State University) share some on-farm considerations for beef on dairy cattle. Jerad begins by reviewing a on-farm survey about current beef on dairy practices on dairy farms in the Midwestern U.S. Jerad also explains how to interpret beef cattle expected progeny differences (EPD) when selecting a beef sire. Jerad discusses the importance of proper nutrition, including colostrum, calf starter, and the transition to a feedlot ration. Garth discusses some of the marketing options with beef on dairy calves and techniques or management practices that can be implemented to capture additional value.

  • Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle: Beef Genetics and Sire Selection

    Published on June 3, 2021

    In the second session of the Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle program hosted by Michigan State University and Ohio State University, Chip Kemp (American Simmental Association and International Genetics Solutions) discusses some hurdles, facts and what-ifs regarding beef on dairy production. As Chip begins, he shares the past history leading up to the current situation we have with beef on dairy cattle production from a sire selection standpoint. Chip highlights traits that producers need to be selecting for when choosing a beef sire to successfully create a profitable crossbred dairy beef calf. Chip briefly discusses a few different marketing avenues, as well as other resources, such as the IGS feeder profit calculator.

  • Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle: Marketing Dairy Beef

    Published on May 30, 2021

    In the first session of the Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle program hosted by Michigan State University and Ohio State University, Larry Rose (JBS Head of Cattle Procurement) and JT Loewe (JBS Cattle Procurement) have a conversation with the audience discussing marketing aspects of dairy beef. Both Larry and JT share their observations and experiences with crossbred dairy beef cattle at JBS and their future thoughts on the role for crossbred dairy cattle in the beef industry. Additionally, the new contract which Holstein and Holstein crossbred steers can be marketed on with JBS was discussed relative to the old Holstein contract.

  • Reducing Land Application Incidents

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Reducing land application incidents – Leslie Johnson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

  • MSU Feedlot Educational Series: Tips for Raising Dairy Beef Calves

    Published on February 1, 2021

    In session two of the MSU Feedlot Educational Series, Marianne Buza offers some tips for raising dairy beef calves. First, Marianne discusses the importance of colostrum consumption by the calf, colostrum use on Michigan diary farms, and how you can measure to check if the calf has received adequate colostrum. Sanitation practices were discussed to help ensure the prevention of disease between calves. Additionally, when to consider euthanasia was discussed, as well as using necropsy as an investigative means to combat future morbidity and mortality outbreaks.

  • MSU Feedlot Educational Series: Introduction to Crossbred Dairy Beef Production

    Published on February 1, 2021

    In session 1 of the MSU Feedlot Educational Series, Dr. Jerad Jaborek discusses crossbred dairy beef production. Raising purebred dairy steers for beef production results in some challenges compared with native beef cattle. Additionally, implementing a crossbreeding program on dairy farms where a terminal beef sire is bred to the dairy cows is becoming increasingly popular across the U.S as an option to increase the value of male dairy calves. Research implementing this crossbreeding strategy with Jersey cattle is presented. Along with sire selection considerations and management practices to help make crossbred dairy beef production a success.

  • Wool Spinning

    Published on November 24, 2020

    You’ve probably seen live sheep or at least pictures of sheep, and you may have even seen how wool is collected during shearing, but have you ever wondered how that wool is then made into yarn and thread for making clothes? This video walks you through some of the basic steps of processing wool to create yarn and wool clothing.

  • Dairy Farm Visit

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Most Americans have never visited a farm before, so they are disconnected from the people and processes involved in raising crops and animals to provide the food we eat every day. This video takes you on a tour of a working dairy farm to see how cows are raised and milk is produced.

  • Segment 7- Processing the Round, Ham, and Leg of venison at home

    Published on November 11, 2020

    Processing the Round, Ham, and Leg of venison at home

  • Segment 6- Processing shoulder cuts of venison at home

    Published on November 11, 2020

    Processing shoulder cuts of venison at home

  • Segment 5- Venison loin processing

    Published on November 11, 2020

    Venison loin processing

  • Safe At Home Venison Processing

    Published on October 27, 2020

    Tina Conklin and Jeannine Schweihofer share best practices and tips for safe at home venison processing.

  • Tour the MSU IAT Mobile Food Processing Lab

    Published on October 23, 2020

    A mobile food processing lab is part of the Institute of Agricultural Technology certificate program offering hands-on experiences to students at community college locations. Check out what's in the mobile lab!

  • Hidden Sources of Added Sugar

    Published on October 22, 2020

    Did you know the World Health Organization recommends eating no more than 6 tsp. of added sugar per day. Added sugars are commonly found in processed beverages and foods. Eating foods with minimal processing means you will be cutting back on sources of added sugars.

  • Vegetable Root Crop Virtual Field Day: Zack Hayden & Michael Metiva

    Published on October 14, 2020

    Michigan State University researchers discuss asparagus nitrogen research and processing carrot trial.

  • Examining the opportunities of Precision Livestock Farming in Cattle Operations

    Published on October 7, 2020

    University of Wisconsin assistant professor Joao Dorea talks about using computer vision systems to improve animal management.

  • Introduction to Precision Livestock Farming

    Published on October 7, 2020

    MSU assistant professors Janice Siegford and Madonna Benjamin team up to introduce some of the topics ahead for MSU's Livestock Technology Virtual Field Day.

  • Exploring the Future of Precision Livestock Farming

    Published on October 7, 2020

    MSU associate professor Juan Steibel talks about the added value of data sets in precision livestock farming.