November 2020 Beefwatch Webinar Series Registration Now Open

November 2020 Beefwatch Webinar Series Registration Now Open

Corn residue grazing
The BeefWatch Webinar series is designed to highlight management strategies in grazing, nutrition, reproduction, and economics to increase cow/calf and stocker production efficiency and profitability. Photo credit Troy Walz.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will host the 2020 BeefWatch Webinar Series. The second installment of webinars will take place weekly beginning on Tuesday, November 3.

The BeefWatch Webinar series is designed to highlight management strategies in grazing, nutrition, reproduction, and economics to increase cow/calf and stocker production efficiency and profitability. Each session will feature industry experts and plenty of opportunity to interact to get your questions answered.

Each webinar will begin at 8:00 PM Central Time. Dates are November 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Topics and speakers are as follows:

November 3, Drylotting Cows - How to feed them?

    ■   Dr. Karla Wilke, Panhandle Research Extension Center
    ■   Do you know how to manage cows in the drylot in order to meet requirements through limit feeding? Karla will cover limit-feeding dry matter while meeting nutrient requirements. She will describe how to limit feed dry pregnant cows as well as how to estimate feed for lactation and the nursing calf. Register here

November 10, Grazing Corn Residue

    ■   Dr. Mary Drewnoski, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    ■   How long can I graze and when do I need to provide supplement?  Mary will help you understand the fundamentals of corn residue grazing and how to monitor corn residue when grazing to make management decisions. Register here

November 17, Body Condition Scoring

    ■   Dr. Travis Mulliniks, West Central Research and Extension Center
    ■   How do I and why should I body condition score my herd at weaning? Travis will cover how to evaluate and utilize body condition score after weaning and into the calving season.  Register here.

November 24, BeefWatch Talk - Chat with the Experts

    ■   This session is all about getting your questions answered! The presenters of webinars for the month will be joined by authors from this month's BeefWatch Newsletter to discuss any ideas or questions that you have related to forage, cow/calf, or stocker production. Register here

There is no cost to participate in this webinar series. 

CONTACT:
Dr. Kacie McCarthy, Beef Cow-Calf Specialist, 402-472-6074, kacie.mccarthy@unl.edu
Dr. Mary Drewnoski, Beef Systems Specialist, 402-472-6289, mary.drewnoski@unl.edu