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New Frontiers: Exploring Beef x Dairy Crossbreeding

Thursday, April 15, 2021
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Virtual via Webes

With volatility in fluid milk prices and increased availability of sexed semen, many dairy producers are able to satisfy their need for replacement heifers with fewer purebred matings. Crossbreeding lower-performing dairy cows to beef bulls offers an opportunity for dairy producers to diversify markets and increase revenue. However, much has yet to be learned about genetic selection of beef bulls for crossbreeding, feeding protocols for crossbred calves, and other management strategies that ensure a high-quality, profitable meat product. UConn Extension Livestock Specialist Joe Emenheiser will present general information on beef x dairy crossbreeding and provide insight to research that is developing at UConn and with our regional partners.


Extension (primary), College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, UConn Master Calendar

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