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Posted on: May 20, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Beef 20/20: Envisioning Your Cattle Herd

2022.06.03 Beef 2020 Social

This June, Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) is offering three workshops to help you plan and establish your cattle herd. Join VCE Loudoun at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center to learn about beef production, and to join us for lunch! Register at

  • June 3, 9:30 AM.  Choosing, Sizing, and Marketing the Right Herd for You.  A classroom program for start-up producers and those early in their beef operations.  Topics include operations types, breed characteristics, herd expansion alternatives, and marketing model considerations. 
  • June 3, 11:30 AM.  Adjusting Current Production and Marketing Models.  A classroom program for experienced beef producers thinking critically about herd efficiencies, breeding methods, and marketing strategies.
  • June 17, 9:30 AM. Assisted Reproduction Workshop.  A hands-on workshop for producers considering artificial insemination as a means to improve their herd.  This program entails working with cattle reproduction tracts and observing the insemination of heifers.

For questions about Beef 20/20, reach out to Jim Hilleary at For questions about registration, e-mail Jess at or call 571-367-8324.


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Loudoun Extension office at 703-777-0373/TDD* during business hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

Virginia Cooperative Extension is a partnership of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. Its programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other basis protected by law.

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