The New York Beef Industry Center at the 2012 Empire Farm Days has the best and latest information on beef cattle production. The 300-acre agricultural showcase that is the Northeast’s largest outdoor farm trade show will be held August 7-9 at Rodman Lott & Son Farms in Seneca Falls.
The New York Beef Industry Center displays include production tips and educational resources for marketing beef products from the NY Beef Producers Association.
The live cattle exhibits are a great way to learn the differences among the various beef breeds. Visitors can chat with producers and gather information and resources on the major beef breeds including Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, and White Park.
Ever wondered how the Beef Checkoff Program works? The New York Beef Council exhibit provides information on how the Checkoff dollars benefits producers by increasing demand for beef through activities with consumers, retailers and health professionals.
For those interested in the culinary aspects of beef, the Center offers visitors the opportunity to learn how to identify and prepare different cuts of beef and delicious recipes to take home.
2012 is the third year that Cattle Handling Demonstrations will be offered each day at 11:30am at Lot 304 directly across from the Beef Center (Lot 202). Cornell University Beef Extension Specialist Dr. Mike Baker will present the demos in cooperation with cattle handling equipment representatives exhibiting at the show.
“Empire Farm Days is a great place for aspiring and current beef producers to learn more about producing the finest New York-raised beef. Every producer should be involved in the Beef Quality Assurance Program. It is a combination of technology, common sense, a concern for animal wellbeing and a consumer-oriented production system,” says New York Beef Council Executive Director Carol Gillis.
Producers who are not Beef Quality Assurance Certified can find BQA information and sign up in the Beef Center exhibit. The program covers management practices, such as cattle handling, herd health, and record-keeping to improve the quality, safety and wholesomeness of beef.
The Beef Center is located across from the Beef Barbecue tent sponsored by the New York Beef Producers Association.Join Seneca Daily On Facebook HERE
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