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Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy

Strengthening Nebraska's Agricultural Economy GraphicCurrent market conditions are a challenge for many agricultural producers. In response to the economic downturn, Nebraska Extension has developed an initiative focused on strengthening Nebraska’s agricultural economy. Learn more

UNL BeefWatch Newsletter - February Issue

In this issue of the newsletter you will find information on these timely topics and more.
 • Can I Compare EPDs Across Breeds?
 • The Critical Leg of the Journey from Replacement Heifer to Mature Cow
 • Eastern Nebraska 2017 Beef Profit Tips Workshops
 • Planning for the Calving Season
For more information on these and other topics or to view archived newsletters, visit UNL BeefWatch.

Profit Tip: Important Production Calculations in a Cow/Calf Enterprise

(February 2017) When evaluating a cow-calf enterprise, one of the foundational productivity measures to understand and calculate is the realized reproductive rate. Learn more.

Profit Tip: Economically Relevant Traits

(February 2017) Economically relevant traits (ERTs) are those that are directly associated with either a cost or a source of revenue. It is important for producer to know the difference between ERTs and indicator traits when making selection decisions. Learn more.

Lice Control in Cattle

(February 2017) As we approach the mid-point of winter cattle lice populations will usually increase. Learn more.

Planting Guidelines for Annual Forages

(February 2017) Annual forages can provide rapid growth and high production with limited amounts of moisture as long as the moisture is timely. Learn more.

Profit Tip: Purchase Protein Supplements after Comparing Options on a Cost per Pound of Protein Basis

(December 2016) When choosing among various supplements a good strategy is to calculate the cost of each supplement on a cost per pound of crude protein then purchase in the most economical way. Learn more.

Nebraska State of Beef Conference - 2016 Proceedings

(November 2016) The Nebraska State of Beef Conference is held every two years. Proceedings from the 2016 conference are now available. Learn more.

Recent Beef Webinar

Lice Control in Cattle

February 2017
David Boxler
Extension Educator
West Central Research & Extension Center
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Recent Producer Question

We have the opportunity to rent some cornstalks that has a fair amount ear drop. How do I estimate how much corn is on the ground? We are trying to determine how to graze it with cows. (October 25, 2016)



Additional University of Nebraska Beef Cattle Resources


Additional Beef Cattle Resources