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ADDING BULL VALUE: The Pennsylvania Bull Credit Program is designed to help Pennsylvania beef producers purchase quality bulls that will enhance the value of feeder steers going to market as well as replacement heifers added to their herds.

Earn credit purchasing tested bulls in Pennsylvania

The program is part of a series of new producer-focused programs from the Center for Beef Excellence.

The Center for Beef Excellence is starting a series of producer-focused programs that will look at adding opportunities for producers in Pennsylvania.

The center is in the process of developing the PA Bull Credit Program to help Pennsylvania beef producers purchase quality bulls that will enhance the value of feeder steers going to market as well as replacement heifers added to their herds.

This will be a hybrid program working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s satellite location at the Livestock Evaluation Center and the Bull Test Sale to offer a credit to Pennsylvania beef producers who purchase Pennsylvania-born-and-raised bulls that have been on test and qualify for the sale each year.

The goal is to create more marketing opportunities for the state’s beef producers. The center’s plan is to improve the quality of feeder cattle in Pennsylvania to allow them to enter feedlots better positioned and to improve the price producers receive for their cattle.

The program will reimburse Pennsylvania producers $1,000 toward the purchase of a qualifying bull. Producers must complete an application and submit it, along with a copy of the paid invoice for their bull to the Center for Beef Excellence. Credits will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, and there is one credit per producer.

Requirements to qualify for the credit include:

  • must be a Pennsylvania beef producer
  • bull must be born and raised in Pennsylvania
  • bull must be entered into the Livestock Evaluation Center’s Bull Test Program
  • bull must qualify for the Bull Test Sale
  • the minimum purchase price is $2,500

For more information, contact the Center for Beef Excellence at mkirk.cbe@gmail.com or by phone at 570-687-3150.

Source: Pennsylvania Center for Beef Excellence, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.
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