Beef Cows

Beef cattle at Paul and Connie Spas Farm, Ashville, NY

Beef cattle at Polyface Farm, Va.


Beef cattle comprise an important agricultural sector in our region.  Please visit the following links for useful information on this topic.

Upcoming Beef Event: 

Annual Meeting of the New York Beef Producers’

Association Region 2 and Chautauqua County Beef

Producers Association for

Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties

Saturday, March 18, 2023

American Legion, 5899 Rt 353, Little Valley, NY

5:30 pm - Social Hour & Visit with Vendors

6:00 pm - Buffet Dinner $25 per person (payable at the door)

RSVP for dinner by March 10th

All with an interest in cattle are welcome to attend this informational meeting. Membership in these beef producer groups is not required to attend.

Following the buffet dinner, a short business meeting will kick-off the evening including the election of officers. Guest speakers will share timely information providing participants Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) re-certification credits.

Jerry Rusch, DVM, will give a presentation on the Advantages of using Multimin® 90. Dr. Rusch is a part time technical service veterinarian for Axiota Animal Health and regularly speaks to veterinarians, veterinary students, farmers & ranchers, and other groups on various topics of beef cattle production medicine and herd health. Dr. Rusch is a graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Beef Cattle. He and his wife, Dr. Karen, recently sold their mixed animal practice in Southern Indiana. Dr. Rusch was raised on a grain and livestock farm in southern Indiana.

Cow Calving Model: A demonstration of a new calving/dystocia model will be presented with information on managing calving issues presented by Shannon Carpenter, DVM, NYS Department of Ag & Markets, Division of Animal Industry and Katelyn Card, DVM, KRC Veterinary Services, Jamestown NY. Meeting participants will have an opportunity to practice with the calving/dystocia model to improve their knowledge and skills with calving.

There will be a drawing for a complimentary NYS Beef Producer membership for anyone in attendance who is not currently a member. Membership forms will also be available. Door prize drawings will be held and a 50/50 raffle to benefit the Chautauqua County Beef Producers’ Association. Re-certification credits for Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) will be provided.

Reservations for dinner are required by March 10th by contacting Ted Card, at 716-664-3339 or or Amanda Dackowsky, at 716-432-9871 or Payment for dinner will be accepted at the door.

This program is organized by New York Beef Producers’ Association Region 2 and Chautauqua County Beef Producers, in partnership with Cornell Pro-Dairy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County and the Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program. Hope you can join other beef cattle producers at this annual meeting and dinner on March 18, 2023, in Little Valley, NY.

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Last updated February 8, 2023