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Using Artificial Insemination in a Commercial Cow Herd – A Producer's Perspective

(September 2018) In this BeefWatch Producer Perspective Podcast, Shannon Sims who is part of a family ranch operation from McFadden, Wyoming, discusses how they utilize AI in their cowherd. Learn more.

UNL BeefWatch Newsletter - September Issue

In this issue of the newsletter you will find information on these timely topics and more.
 • 2018 Nebraska Cow-Calf Pair and Stocker Rental Rates
 • Windrow Grazing: An Alternative to Feeding Hay in the Fall and Winter
 • Making Silage from Late Season Hail Damaged Corn
 • Timing Manure Application to Avoid Neighbor Nuisances
For more information on these and other topics or to view archived newsletters, visit UNL BeefWatch.

Making Silage from Late Season Hail-Damaged Corn

photo of late season corn damaged by hail(August 2018) Making hailed corn into corn silage can be a good option for those with cattle or who have neighbors with cattle.Learn more.

Late Summer Calving Cows and Cornstalks – A Producer's Perspective

(August 2018) Harlan Doeschot, who is part of a diversified farming operation near Firth, shares how his family transitioned from spring to late summer calving cows.  Learn more.

Dry Lotting Cow-calf Pairs as an Alternative to Summer Grass – A Producer's Perspective

(July 2018) Alex Wiese, who is part of a family owned and operated farm near Newman Grove, shares how he has started a cow-calf enterprise as part of his family's operation. Learn more.

Recent Beef Webinar

Antimicrobial Resistance: Is it Everywhere? The Need for Context

June 2018
Dr. Terry Arthur, Research Microbiologist
U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

Precipitation Risk Management for Annual Forages – New NebGuide Released

(June 2018) Precipitation during the growing season for annual forages has tremendous impact on production. The purchase of insurance for precipitation when growing annual forages can help to reduce the financial loss that can occur due to drought conditions. Learn more.

Recent Beef Webinar

Fly Control in the Feedyard

May 2018
David Boxler, Entomology Extension Educator
West Central Research and Extension Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Characteristics of Top Agricultural Business Managers

(May 2018) In this month's BeefWatch Producer Perspective Podcast, Dr. Danny Klinefelter shares about The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP) which is a designed for ag business owners and managers looking to develop their skills. Learn more.

Four Webinars on Genetic Selection Tools for Cattle Producers now Available

(May 2018) As part of the National Cattlemens' Beef Association webinar series, the eBEEF team conducted four webinars in the spring of 2018 focused on genetic selection tools available to beef cattle producers and how to put them into practice. Learn more.

How Land Transitions can Lead to Unintended Consequences

(May 2018) Grandpa and Grandma farmed. They retired. They had two irrigated quarters. They had two sons with their own farming operations. So, their transition plan was to give a quarter to each of the sons at their passing. Learn more.

Recent Beef Webinar

Controlling Horn Flies on Pastured Cattle

May 2018
David Boxler, Entomology Extension Educator
West Central Research and Extension Center
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Recent Beef Webinar

Monitoring & Managing Feedlot Runoff Holding Ponds

April 2018
Dr. Amy Millmier Schmidt, Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer
University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Additional University of Nebraska Beef Cattle Resources


Additional Beef Cattle Resources