Livestock

Wednesday March 29, 2017
UNL Bull Sale
The 24th annual UNL Bull sale will take place Saturday April 8th at 1:00 in R.B Warren Arena on UNL’s east campus. The sale will feature Husker Red, Husker Black and Angus cattle. The 2017 UNL bull sale catalog and EPD’s are available online. Matt Spangler, Nebraska Extension Beef Genetics Specialist.MP3
http://animalscience.unl.edu/ansc-university-nebraska-bull-sale

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Monday February 20, 2017
Comparing EPD’s Across Breeds
Bull buying season is underway and producers are often presented with a lot of numbers, one of those being EPD or Expected Progeny Differences. EPD’s published by one breed are inherently not comparable to those published by another breed. Matt Spangler, Nebraska Extension Beef Genetics Extension Specialist.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/6178/35135

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Thursday February 16, 2017
2017 Horsemen’s Update
Nebraska Extension will host its annual Horsemen’s Update March 1 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Animal Science Complex. This year’s update covers a variety of topics including a presentation on feeding horses, how the PRCA deals with welfare issues and several others. Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist.MP3
http://ianrnews.unl.edu/annual-horsemens-update-march-1

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Wednesday February 15, 2017
Planning For Calving Season
For some calving season is here, while for others, the start of the calving season is still a few months away. Having a plan and preparing ahead of time for the calving season can help to minimize calf loss and reduce stress on those caring for the cowherd. Aaron Berger, Nebraska extension educator.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/6178/35138

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Tuesday February 14, 2017
Come Ride With Me Clinic
Nebraska Extension will host its first annual Come Ride With Me Clinic March 4, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Animal Science Complex. The clinic will feature Casie Maxwell, former coach of the Kansas State University National Collegiate Equestrian Association equestrian team. Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist.MP3
http://ianrnews.unl.edu/first-annual-come-ride-me-clinic

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Thursday January 26, 2017
Dealing With Unwanted Horses
Horses are amazing athletes and wonderful companions, but are a significant investment of both time and money. Recent estimates put owning one healthy horse at just under $2,300 a year. There are several options for people with unwanted horses. Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist.MP3
http://acreage.unl.edu/c/document_library/get_file/Unwanted%20Horses%206.2009.pdf

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Friday January 20, 2017
Cow/Calf College
The annual Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College “Partners in Progress – Beef Seminar” will be held at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center on January 31, 2017. The program features several outstanding speakers who will discuss issues and management strategies that can affect the profitability of all beef producers. Brandy VanDeWale, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/custer/farmers-and-ranchers-cowcalf-college/

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Wednesday January 18, 2017
UNL Land Application Training
Land Application Training workshops will provide livestock and crop farmers with information on how to turn manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment. Trainings run January 26 – February 7th at nine sites around the state. Leslie Johnson, UNL Manure Management Team Project Coordinator.MP3
http://water.unl.edu/lat

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Friday January 6, 2017
UNL Livestock Judging Team Update
The livestock judging team is not only rich in tradition but more importantly, it prepares students for future career success. Each year, the UNL Livestock Judging Team visits over 60 of the top livestock operations in 15 states to prepare for national competitions. Brad Bennett, Nebraska Extension Educator and Livestock Judging Coach.MP3
http://agecon.unl.edu/cornhusker-economics

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Monday January 2, 2017
Ranching for Profitability Series
What are the challenges as beef producers look ahead? Nebraska Extension specialists will cover a variety of topics that may influence the cowherd in 2017. The annual “Ranching for Profitability” series will be held at ten locations across Nebraska in January to cover timely beef issues. Troy Walz, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/beef/2017/01/17/115512/

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Wednesday December 21, 2016
Winter Hay Considerations
Large bale feeding systems are designed to minimize labor but not waste. Decrease hay waste by choosing the correct feeder system this winter. Steve Tonn, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/5899/33995

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Friday October 28, 2016
Husker Beef Nutrition Conference
UNL Extension will be hosting the Husker Beef Nutrition Conference on Friday, November 11th at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead, NE. This program is targeted toward nutrition consultants and Extension Educators. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/beef/2016/11/11/114178/

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Thursday October 13, 2016
Cornstalk Grazing Leases
Producers looking for additional income should consider leasing corn acres for cattle grazing after grain harvest. UNL research has shown that grazing corn residue at the recommended stocking rate does not reduce corn or soybean yields the following year. Mary Drewnoski. Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/grazing-corn-residue-win-win-crop-and-cattle-producers

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Tuesday October 11, 2016
Feeding Beets in Beef Cattle Diets
There has been increasing interest in feeding whole sugar beets in beef cattle rations. Determining the value of feed beets in beef cattle rations can give beef producers another option for an energy source while providing a marketing outlet for sugar beet producers when the beets are not sold for sugar. Karla Jenkins, Nebraska Extension Cow/Calf, Range Management Specialist.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/4960/28353

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Monday October 3, 2016
DNA Technology In Beef Cattle Conference
Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going is the theme of the 2016 DNA technology conference. Topics include, breeding objectives, genomic selection and managing genetic risk. The conference will be held October 17th from 9:00-4:00 at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center near Clay Center. Matt Spangler, Nebraska Extension Beef Genetics Specialist.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/beef/2016/10/17/113493/

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Wednesday September 28, 2016
Cattle Production Risk Management Workshops
Nebraska Extension will be hosting cattle production risk management workshops at five locations during the fall of 2016. Specific marketing tools covered during the workshop include futures and options as well as Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance, range, and Forage (PRF) and Annual Forage Insurance. Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/5578/31869

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Monday September 19, 2016
Corn Residue Cooperator Field Days
The Corn Residue Cooperator Field Days will be held at six locations around the state. The field days will highlight data collected from the six sites in Nebraska on the impact of grazing or baling corn residue on soil and subsequent crop yields. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension Associate Dean.MP3
http://extension.unl.edu/statewide/york/Add%20Cooperator%20field%20day%20OCT%2028.pdf

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Friday September 16, 2016
Risk Management Workshops
Nebraska Extension will be hosting cattle production risk management workshops at five locations during the fall of 2016. Topics covered during the workshop include determining your cost of production, marketing tools available to protect against price declines, and programs for protecting against weather related forage losses. Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/5578/31869

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Monday August 15, 2016
Cover Crop Forage Field Day
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension is hosting a cover crop field day Aug. 25 near Boelus NE, from 10:00 - 2:00pm. The field day will focus on using cover crops to both improve the soil and produce forage. Lease agreements for cover crop grazing also will be addressed. Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/cover-crop-forage-field-day-aug-25-near-boelus

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Monday July 25, 2016
Managing Heat Stress In Cattle
Cattle do not handle heat stress as well as humans. Feeder cattle have difficulty coping with temperatures above 90 degrees, especially when the local humidity is high and wind speed is low. It’s important to have a heat stress management plan in place. Aaron Burger, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://beef.unl.edu/feeder-cattle-heat-stress

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Thursday June 2, 2016
Milk And The Beef Cowherd
Milk is clearly a good thing in the beef cowherd. Heavier milking cows produce heavier calves, but at what cost? Jay Jenkins, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/2846/15998

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Monday May 30, 2016
Silage Conference
An abundance of new information on an age-old feed has led extension specialists to offer a one-day Silage Conference on June 17 at the ARDC near Mead. The conference will cover topics on harvesting, packing, nutrition loss, fermentation and management. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist.MP3
http://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/silage-conference-what-grow-and-how-store-and-price-it

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Friday May 20, 2016
Fly Control on Pastured Cattle
Pasture fly season is underway and now is the time to consider treatment options for this season. In Nebraska there are three fly species that economically impact pastured cattle: the horn fly, face fly, and stable fly. Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension Educator in Entomology.MP3
http://beef.unl.edu/cattleproduction/controllingflies

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Tuesday May 17, 2016
Heat Stress
As cattlemen enter the summer months, they need to understand and deal with heat and humidity. Handling cattle early in the mornings before temperatures get too high is always recommended. Rob Eirich, Nebraska Extension Educator and BQA Director.MP3
http://beef.unl.edu/handling-cattle-through-high-heat-humidity-indexes

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Monday May 2, 2016
Beef Methane Conference
Attendees will learn the latest on beef cattle enteric methane production, why it is produced, and the impact of its production on the beef industry and what it may mean for beef producers. The conference will be held May 11th and 12th at the Cornhusker hotel in Lincoln. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist.MP3
http://beef.unl.edu/beef-methane-conference-may-2016

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Monday April 25, 2016
Feedlot Pen Rider Safe Horse Handling Course
The pen rider and processors on-line horse safety and care certificate course is for feedlot and cattle producers and employees. In this course participants will learn how to safely handle horses when working in feed yards as well as basic horse care and management. Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist.MP3
https://marketplace.unl.edu/extension/feedlot-horse.html

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Friday April 15, 2016
Horsemen’s Update 2016
The Horsemen’s Update 2016 will feature general horse care, new wearable technology for horses, research on the health benefits of horseback riding, pasture maintenance, disease updates and trail information. This event will be held on Friday May 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Animal Science Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and online streaming is available for those who cannot attend in person. Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist.MP3
horse.unl.edu

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