Beef Cattle

The University of Georgia's Beef Team is comprised of faculty members that are directly involved in beef cattle education. The goal of this team is to enrich the availability of beef cattle information for producers and County Extension Agents. View Extension publications on beef and the UGA Beef Team blog feed.

Beef resources from UGA Extension


Beef Cattle Nutrition

Lawton Stewart Associate Professor
Animal & Dairy Science

Beef Cattle Nutrition, Production and Management

Jacob R. Segers Assistant Professor
Animal & Dairy Science
Recent Beef Publications from UGA Extension
Genomic Testing in Beef Cattle: How Does it Work?
(B 1506)
Genomic testing is not a new idea in the eyes of science, but its application in today's beef industry is still met with some confusion. The purpose of this publication is to explain to county agents and producers how genomic testing works, how to use the results, and why this technology is valuable to cattlemen. This bulletin covers a simple history of genetic technology; parentage testing and simple inheritance; how genomic tests work, including sample collection and how results are used; and accuracy and GE-EPDs.
Strategies for Poor Quality Forage Management in Georgia Cow Herds
(TP 108)
Massive variation in the 2018 hay crop may pose a serious risk for cows and cattle ranchers in Georgia. This publication provides crucial information on how to address these issues, including guidelines for feeding and supplement formulation for cows in a variety of production scenarios given large variations in hay quality.
Acorn Toxicosis in Beef Cattle
(C 1074)
Autumn and winter are busy seasons for beef cattle producers, and many times grazing and cattle management are not as tightly regulated as in other times of the year. Many Southeastern cattle operations include pastureland that encompasses or borders oak timbers; most North American oak trees are considered toxic. Therefore, when cattle venture into timber land in search of grazing, there is an increased chance that acorns will be consumed and toxicosis may occur. The purpose of this bulletin is to educate producers on the symptoms and prevention of acorn toxicosis in beef cattle.
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