This tour will cover the definition of BeefXDairy calves and discuss the current marketplace for those cattle. Along with a window tour in the Livestock Evaluation Center of the newly remodeled swine facilities and overview of modern aspects of swine production.

Beef x Dairy Cattle Tour

The tour will include a visual observation of a load of crossbred beef dairy steers, from Charolais, Angus, and Waygu sires being finished at the PA Department of Agriculture’s Livestock Evaluation Center. An opportunity to talk with Penn State Extension experts/faculty and PA Department of Agriculture representatives to learn more about the breed.

Berk Association Swine Tour

This tour will lead participants through a window tour of the remodeled swine facilities, overview modern aspects of swine production operation and discuss the goals of the American Berkshire Association Progeny Test, which has been ongoing at the PA Department of Agriculture's Livestock Evaluation Center since April 12th, 2022.

Bus leaves Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., noon, and 2:00 p.m. and Thursday-No Tours TBD

*Walking/standing involved, restrooms are available.

2022 Event Information

Dates

August 9, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 10, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 11 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

Directions

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council

2022 Event Information

Dates

August 9, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 10, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 11 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location

Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865

Directions

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Farm Show Council