In this issue of the newsletter you will find information on these timely topics and more.
• Tips for Adding 50 Pounds to Weaning Weights
• Modified Distillers Grains Fed to Yearlings can Stretch Summer Grass and Improve Gains
• Managing Stable Flies on Pastured Cattle
• Nebraska BQA: Stockmanship and Stewardship Program
For more information on these and other topics or to view archived newsletters, visit UNL BeefWatch.
(May 2017) When profit margins are tight, the use of technologies such as feed additives should not be overlooked. Learn more.
(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.
(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.
(March 2017) Unit cost of production (UCOP) is a value based on the relationship between costs and units of product produced. Learn more.
(March 2017) Winter annuals planted the previous fall, like wheat, rye, or triticale, can provide some of the earliest spring grazing. Learn more.
(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.
Using the Feed Cost Cow-Q-Lator
Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
(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