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University of Tennessee Extension Beef Cattle Programs

Challenges facing the beef cattle industry in Tennessee range from the adoption of very basic management practices to complicated global market drivers that affect input costs. Nutritional, reproductive, genetic, and health management are areas that impact profitability most. County agents and state specialists from University of Tennessee (UT) Extension delivered more than 35,000 hours of educational programming to more than 8,700 beef producers. This created an estimated economic impact of more than $109.3 million in savings and additional revenue to Tennessee’s beef producers.

NIFA supports this effort with Smith-Lever Capacity Funds.

Contact: Dr. Justin Rhinehart, UT Department of Animal Science.

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Farm Bill Priority Areas
Animal health and production and animal products;
Agriculture economics and rural communities
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