Project Title: Appalachia Pasture-Based Beef Production Systems Regional Project
The overall goal of this project is to develop innovative concepts and practices to enhance the efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of grassland-based beef production systems in the Appalachian region of the United States. Major components of this project include cow-calf production, post-weaning studies, pasture-finishing systems, product quality, and marketing. West Virginia University, Clemson University, and USDA-ARS are partners with Virginia Tech in this project.
The different phases of the Appalachia Pasture-Based Beef Production Systems Regional Project are:
In addition to the Appalachia Pasture-Based Beef Production Systems Regional Project, research is also conducted in the areas of post-weaning stress and immunology of weaned calves, forage-based heifer development, and sire and dam frame size and its impact on production and carcass quality, including projects to: