Programs

PURPOSE:

     Assist Pennsylvania beef producers in purchasing quality bulls that will enhance the value of feeder steers going to market, as well as replacement heifers added back to their herd.

GOAL:

     Create more marketing opportunities for PA beef producers. It is the plan of the Center for Beef Excellence to improve the quality of feeder cattle in the state to allow them to be better positioned to enter feedlots, which will improve the price producers received for their cattle.

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The Bull Credit Program will reimburse Pennsylvania producers $1,000 towards the purchase of a qualifying bull. Bulls may be purchased through the Livestock Evaluation Center's Bull Test Sale or Private Treaty from another Pennsylvania beef producer. 

Producers must complete an application and follow all program guidelines.

Program Requirements to Qualify for Credit

For bulls purchased through the Bull Test Sale at the Livestock Evaluation Center on March 25, 2022:

  • Must be a Pennsylvania beef producer (buyer and seller)

  • 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 Livestock Evaluation Center's Bull Test Sale

  • Minimum purchase price of bull must be $2,500 (before credit)

  • One credit per producer/operation

  • Eligible for credit once every three (3) years

  • Applications MUST be received by April 15, 2022

For bulls purchased Private Treaty:

  • Must be a Pennsylvania beef producer (buyer and seller)

  • Bulls must be purchased between September 1, 2021 and June 1, 2022

  • Bull must be born and raised in Pennsylvania

  • Bull must be no older than 2 years 

  • Bull must be registered through respective breed association (example: American Angus Association, American Hereford Association, etc.)

    • Registration number/proof of registration will be required for reimbursement​

  • Bull must be semen tested

  • Minimum purchase price of bull must be $2500 (before credit)

  • One credit per producer/operation

  • Eligible for credit once every three (3) years

  • Applications must be received by June 5, 2022

For more information email mkirk.cbe@gmail.com or call 570-687-3150.

Application can be downloaded here.