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26-2-2015 10:00 AM

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As I approach the task that Garry assigned me, I ask the question, “Do I really want to attempt to produce 1400 or more pounds of beef per acre?” An easy answer is “yes,” but more likely “no.” Most farmers I know, full or part time have all they can do now and to reach record levels of anything requires much more time and management. I am going to attempt to discuss the steps I think that will be required to reach record breaking production. Higher gains are certainly possible. We know alfalfa can produce 8 to 10 tons of yield per acre, much more with irrigation. I will take a plant, animal, and management approach to address this issue.

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Feb 26th, 10:00 AM

What's Required to Break the "Beef per Acre" Kentucky Record

As I approach the task that Garry assigned me, I ask the question, “Do I really want to attempt to produce 1400 or more pounds of beef per acre?” An easy answer is “yes,” but more likely “no.” Most farmers I know, full or part time have all they can do now and to reach record levels of anything requires much more time and management. I am going to attempt to discuss the steps I think that will be required to reach record breaking production. Higher gains are certainly possible. We know alfalfa can produce 8 to 10 tons of yield per acre, much more with irrigation. I will take a plant, animal, and management approach to address this issue.