Penn State Youth Beef Cow Camp now accepting registrations

April 28, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is now taking registrations for its third Penn State Youth Beef Cow Camp, scheduled for June 20-23.


Held at the University Park campus, the Cow Camp has become one of the most popular events for youth, 13-18 years old, to explore the modern beef industry, according to John Comerford, associate professor of dairy and animal science.


During the camp, students will explore many facets of beef production, including grazing science, artificial insemination, embryo transfer, estrus synchronization, nutrition, carcass fabrication, calving, animal health, ultrasonography and careers in the beef industry.


"The objective of the camp is to provide an opportunity for these young people to participate in and experience many important parts of beef-cattle management," Comerford said. "They will help collect embryos, cut up a carcass, run the ultrasound machine and implant calves, receive a Pennsylvania Beef Quality Assurance certification, and take part in several other activities."


The cost of the camp is $175 per student and includes housing, all meals and program materials. Registration is limited to ensure individual participation in all activities, and forms and more information are available on the Dairy and Animal Science website at or by calling Comerford at 814-863-3661.

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