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Beef Cattle Production

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.

UNL BeefWatch Newsletter - August Issue

In this issue of the newsletter you will find information on these timely topics and more.
 • Starting Newly Weaned Calves on Feed
 • Accounting for Agriculture: Federal Withholding after New Tax Bill
 • Heat Stress: Handling Cattle Through High Heat Humidity Indexes
 • Mixed Seeding of Winter and Non-winter Hardy Annual Forages
For more information on these and other topics or to view archived newsletters, visit UNL BeefWatch.

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

Grass Tetany Considerations with a Late Spring

(April 2018) Grass tetany usually occurs in the spring when cool weather is followed by a warm period. It is typically seen in early lactation cows grazing cool-season grasses during cool, cloudy, and rainy weather. Learn more.

Using Annual Forages as Part of the Feed Resource for the Ranch – A Producer's Perspective

(April 2018) In this month's BeefWatch Producer Perspective Podcast, Brian Sprenger who is part of a family owned and operated ranch near Sidney shares how his family utilizes annual forages as grazing resource. Learn more.

 

Additional University of Nebraska Beef Cattle Resources

 

Additional Beef Cattle Resources