(April 2018) The University of Nebraska is conducting research around the idea of integrating cattle and cropping systems to best use the resources in Eastern Nebraska. Learn more.
Principles for Improving Conception Rates with Estrus Synchronization and AI
Dr. Rick Funston, Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiologist
West Central Research and Extension Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
In this issue of the newsletter you will find information on these timely topics and more.
• Stretching Grass while Maintaining Cattle in the Pasture
• General Management Considerations to Increase the Proportion of Early Calving Heifers and Cows
• Manure's Impact on Yield, Nitrogen, and Carbon
• Controlling Horn Flies on Pastured Cattle
For more information on these and other topics or to view archived newsletters, visit UNL BeefWatch.
Heat Stress Mitigation in Feedlot Cattle
Terry Mader, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Professor Emeritus
Mader Consulting, LLC
(March 2018) In this month's BeefWatch Producer Perspective Podcast, the Peterson family who own and operate Plum Thicket Farms near Gordon share how they utilize annual forages as part of their diversified crop and cattle operation. Learn more.
- Weed Control on Range and Pasture (February 2018)
- Irrigated Forages (February 2018)
- Nutritional Management to Prepare for the Breeding Season (February 2018)
(February 2018) In this month's BeefWatch Producer Perspective Podcast, Brock Terrell from Hay Springs shares how his family added a sheep enterprise to their operation. Learn more.
Health and Management of the Nursing Calf – New NebGuide Released
Drs. Karla Jenkins (Ph.D.) and Brian Vander Ley (DVM) recently released a new NebGuide titled "Health and Management of the Nursing Calf." This NebGuide highlights management practices prior to and after calving that can help ensure calf health. Nutrition management of the cow prior to calving, importance of colostrum consumption, what constitutes a first "meal", segregation of calves by age as well as rumen development, and vaccination are reviewed. A BeefWatch podcast titled "Health and Management of the Nursing Calf" discusses the content of the NebGuide and its application for cow-calf producers.
(December 2017) I have a lot of downed corn ears in my field, I have heard of this rumen inoculant that I can give to avoid acidosis. Is this something I should use? Learn more.
(November 2017) The 2018 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report is now available. Learn more.
Additional University of Nebraska Beef Cattle Resources
Additional Beef Cattle Resources