Livestock

Friday August 18, 2017
Gudmundsen Sandhills Open House
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory near Whitman will host its 18th annual open house Aug. 23. Presentations will be given on various aspects of cattle and natural resources management, activities, demonstrations and commercial exhibits are planned throughout the day. Jerry Voleksy, Nebraska Extension Range and Forage Specialist.MP3
http://ianrnews.unl.edu/gudmundsen-sandhills-laboratory-open-house-aug-23

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Tuesday August 15, 2017
Preparing Your Cattle Operation For Drought
As drought conditions worsen in eastern Montana and the Dakotas, dry conditions are creeping down into Nebraska. Having a drought plan for cow/calf management well in advance is critical for weathering drought conditions. Karla Jenkins, Nebraska Extension Cow/Calf Specialist.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/6710/38425

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Monday July 3, 2017
Beef Cow Basics Plus Course
Those looking to take the guesswork out of cow/calf management are encouraged to enroll in the revised Beef Cow Basics-Plus home study course offered by Nebraska Extension. The course, which is now available online, is designed for beef producers, feed consultants, veterinarians and youth wanting to learn more about beef production. Steve Pritchard, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
http://ianrnews.unl.edu/updated-beef-cow-basics-plus-course-available-sharpen-cowcalf-management-skills

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Wednesday June 28, 2017
New Veterinary Diagnostic Center
Breaking ground in 2015 the new 44 million dollar state of the art UNL Veterinary Diagnostic Center is set to open in early July. Located on UNL’s east campus the center will provide improved animal health through diagnostics and disease surveillance while enhancing the learning experiences of students in the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine. Alan Doster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Veterinary Diagnostic Center director.MP3
http://vbms.unl.edu

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Tuesday June 20, 2017
Heat Stress and BQA
Heat stress is hard on livestock, especially in combination with high humidity and low wind speed. The degree of heat stress is dependent on many things, but recognizing the signs and taking appropriate action is critical. Rob Eirich, Nebraska Extension Educator and Nebraska Director of Beef Quality Assurance.MP3
http://beef.unl.edu

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Monday June 12, 2017
Pen Rider and Processors Horse Safety and Care Certificate Course
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension has recently developed an online course that is designed to teach feedlot pen riders and processors safe horse handling and care. The course provides feedlot managers documentation that their workers have the basic training in horse handling and care with a goal of reducing injuries to both workers and horses. Kathy Anderson, Extension Horse Specialist.MP3
http://animalscience.unl.edu/horse

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Monday June 5, 2017
Managing Horn Flies on Pastured Cattle
With summer grazing season almost here, now is the time to prepare a horn fly management plan. Developing an effective plan requires some knowledge about the fly’s habits, life cycle, economic impact, and available control strategies. Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension Livestock Entomologist.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/6527/37663

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Tuesday April 25, 2017
Nebraska Youth Pork Conference
The Nebraska Youth Pork Conference, “Makin’ Bacon … and a WHOLE Lot More!” has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 31, - Friday, June 2 at UNL’s Animal Science Complex. Youth are encouraged to apply, particularly those who have an interest in the swine industry, food or meat science, and/or culinology. Intermixed throughout the conference, youth will be engaged in interactive activities to enhance life skills including leadership and communication. Bryan Reiling, Associate Professor of Animal Science.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/extension/2017/05/31/117611/

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Friday April 14, 2017
Grass Tetany
Grass tetany, sometimes called grass staggers or hypomagnesaemia, is a metabolic disorder of cattle related to a deficiency of magnesium. Rapidly growing, lush grasses create the greatest problem as tetany can occur on a wide range of cool-season grass and small grain pastures. Dr. Richard Randal, Nebraska Extension Beef Cattle Veterinarian.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/2155/12417

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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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