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Monday June 17, 2024
Frequency of DDGS Supplementation Impacts Gains of Yearlings on Grass
New research on supplementing cattle on pasture with dry distillers grains have yielded some interesting results. Nebraska Extension Specialist Mary Drewnoski focuses on the impact on cost, labor and protein benefits for cattle with dried distillers grain supplement feed. MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/2024/research-review-frequency-ddgs-supplementation-impacts-gains-yearlings-grass

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Tuesday June 18, 2024
Groundwater Levels Update
Nebraska’s recent drought issues have caused most of the state’s groundwater to decline. UNL Geologist Aaron Young discusses the situation and also analyzes how recent precipitation has impacted groundwater levels. MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2024/nebraska-groundwater-levels-continue-decline-after-prolonged-drought

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Wednesday June 19, 2024
Rising Labor Costs and Labor Shortage
Labor costs, compensation rates and available labor are key factors to any feedlot operation. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Elliott Dennis discusses the current situation with labor issues on feedlots around the state. MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/feedlotlabor21

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Thursday June 20, 2024
Nebraska Researchers Contribute to USDA Study on Cover Crops in Livestock Operations
Cover crops on livestock operations can offer many economic and environmental benefits. UNL Ag Econ Professor Jay Parsons talks about how cover crops can help make cattle operations successful and points out the benefits of incorporating them. MP3
https://cap.unl.edu/livestock/nebraska-researchers-contribute-study-cover-crops-livestock-operations

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Friday June 21, 2024
Mitigating Heat Stress in Cattle
Summer heat can seriously impact cattle performance. Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson talks about strategies for producers to consider that will help cattle beat the heat. MP3
https://ianrnews.unl.edu/mitigating-heat-stress-cattle-nebraska-mesonet

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