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UNL BeefWatch Newsletter - May Issue

In this issue of the newsletter you will find information on these timely topics and more.
 • Feeding Cow-calf Pairs Grazing Smooth Bromegrass Pastures can Increase Stocking Rates
 • Nebraska BQA: Building A Herd Health Program
 • Implanting the Suckling Calf
 • Managing Horn Flies
For more information on these and other topics or to view archived newsletters, visit UNL BeefWatch.

Profit Tip: Implanting the Suckling Calf

(April 2017) The use of growth implants has been shown to be an effective tool in increasing production from the ranch to the feedlot. Learn more.

Annual Forages and Windrow Grazing as an Alternative to Cash Grain Crops

(April 2017) The relationship between current grain prices and forage/pasture prices in western Nebraska is creating a scenario where forage crops may provide an economically viable alternative to a cash grain crop. Learn more.

Profit Tip: Unit Cost of Production for a Cow-Calf Enterprise

(March 2017) Unit cost of production (UCOP) is a value based on the relationship between costs and units of product produced. Learn more.

Growing and Grazing Annual Forages

(March 2017) Winter annuals planted the previous fall, like wheat, rye, or triticale, can provide some of the earliest spring grazing. Learn more.

Storing and Utilizing Sugar Beets Rejected for Human Consumption

(March 2017) Some years weather conditions cause sugar beets intended to be processed for human consumption to start to deteriorate. When this happens, the beets are no longer acceptable for human consumption and may become available for beef cattle diets at a fraction of the cost of other energy feed sources. Learn more.

Profit Tip: When Does Fertilizing Pasture or Hayland Pay?

(February 2017) Pasture and hayland grass growth is stimulated by fertilizer just as it is with other crops. Learn more.

Recent Beef Webinar

Using the Feed Cost Cow-Q-Lator

April 2017
Kristen Ulmer
Extension Educator
Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center
University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Recent Producer Question

(April 2017) I have heard that a person can use a Controlled Intravaginal Drug Release (CIDR) device to bring late-calving cows into heat, breed them with either AI or bulls and that they will calve earlier next year. How does this work? Learn more.

 

 

Additional University of Nebraska Beef Cattle Resources

 

Additional Beef Cattle Resources