2021 Summer Stocker/Yearling Meeting and Tour

2021 Summer Stocker/Yearling Meeting and Tour

Yearling steer in pasture
Photo credit Troy Walz.

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a summer meeting and tour focused on stocker/yearling systems on June 30th near Nenzel, Nebraska. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. MDT and the program will kick off at 9:30 a.m. MDT at the Nenzel Community Building.  A meal will be served at noon, and a tour of Three Bar Cattle Company is planned for the afternoon.

Dr. Jim MacDonald, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor of Animal Science, will start off the morning session highlighting some of the UNL research related to management systems and supplementation of stockers/yearlings. Dr. Travis Mulliniks, UNL Assistant Professor and Specialist in Range Cow Production Systems, will discuss mineral nutrition for stockers and provide some insight into on-going research in stocker/yearling systems. The morning session will wrap up with Nebraska Extension Entomology Educator, David Boxler, highlighting fly and parasite control for stockers, which will be a continued topic of discussion on the tour.

The afternoon tour of Three Bar Cattle Company will feature third-generation rancher, John Ravenscroft. John will share an overview of their operation and how stockers are incorporated into their production system. Three Bar Cattle Company is located 35 miles south of Nenzel, Nebraska in the center of Cherry County.

To register for the program, please contact the Nebraska Extension office in Cherry County at (402) 376-1850. The cost to attend is $40 and is payable at the door. Please register by Thursday, June 24th for a meal count.

For more information, contact Erin Laborie (308-268-3105, erin.laborie@unl.edu) or Brent Plugge (308-236-1235, brent.plugge@unl.edu).