Profit Tips

High inputs cost have challenged the beef cattle industry. High feed, fuel, fertilizer and other costs have impacted profit potential in the cow/calf, backgrounding, and feedlot enterprises. Following are Tips of management strategies to consider that influence input costs.

Cow/Calf

  1. Feeding and Marketing Cull Cows - Rick Funston, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  2. Low Cost Heifer Development Strategies - Rick Funston, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  3. Condition Score Cows Early - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  4. Keep Heifer Development Costs In Check - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  5. Manage Body Condition By Timing Weaning - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  6. Feeding Your Culls May Be An Effective Marketing and Management Strategy - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  7. Mineral Considerations for Beef Cows - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  8. Forage Feeding Losses Can Add Up - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  9. Cow/Calf Management Systems to Attack Feed Costs - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  10. Balancing Timing of Hay Harvest on Subsequent Forage Productivity - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  11. Testing Forages for Quality Can Save Dollars and Makes Cents When Designing Feeding Programs for the Herd - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  12. Understanding A Forage Analysis - Rick Rasby Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  13. Matching Milk Production and Cow Size to Resources - Mat Spangler, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  14. Maximizing Winter Grazing Opportunities - Aaron Stalker, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  15. Purchase Protein Supplements After Comparing Options On a Cost Per Pound of Protein Basis - Aaron Stalker, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  16. Storing Grain Byproducts - Aaron Stalker, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE
  17. Save On Delivery Costs By Decreasing the Frequency of Protein Supplementation - Aaron Stalker, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, West Central Research and Extension Center, North Platte, NE

Feedlot

  1. Calculating Breakeven and Its Use in Decision Making - Galen E. Erickson, Beef Specialist, Darrell R. Mark, Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  2. Feedlot Manure Value - Galen Erickson, Beef Specialist, Darrell Mark, Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, Charles Wortmann, Extension Soil Scientist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  3. Cattle Health Management Mistakes To Avoid - Dee Griffin & Dave Smith, Extension Veterinarians, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  4. Managing Winter Cattle Facilities to Enhance Comfort - Terry Mader, Beef Specialists, University of Nebraska, Haskell Agricultural Laboratory, Concord, NE
  5. Managing Cattle Facilities To Minimize Mud - Terry Mader, Beef Specialists, University of Nebraska, Haskell Agricultural Laboratory, Concord, NE
  6. Feed Delivery and Feed Bunk Management - Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  7. Feed Quality, Feed Storage, and Feed Loss Management - Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  8. Feed Additives - Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  9. Grain Processing - Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  10. The Importance of Good Records in Feedlot Management - Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE
  11. Implants - Judson Vasconcelos, Former Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Research and Extension Center, Scottsbluff, NE

Economics and Marketing

  1. Price Risk Management Increasingly Important - Darrell R. Mark, Former Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  2. Backgrounding and Yearling Finishing Systems: Wheres the Profit? - Darrell R. Mark, Former Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, Rebecca M. Small, Graduate Research Assistant, Galen E. Erickson, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  3. Backgrounding Alternatives: Grazing or Feedot? - Darrell R. Mark, Former Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  4. Calf Finishing Versus Background and Yearling Finishing Systems - Darrell R. Mark, Former Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, Rebecca M. Small, Graduate Research Assistant, Galen E. Erickson, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  5. Economics of Feeding Ethanol Co-Products - Darrell R. Mark, Former Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, Galen E. Erickson, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  6. Economics of Storing Distillers Grains - Darrell R. Mark, Former Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, Galen E. Erickson, Beef Management Specialist, Josie A. Waterbury, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  7. International Beef Marketing - Darrell R. Mark, Former Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist, Galen E. Erickson, Beef Specialist, Rick Rasby, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE