Livestock

Livestock

Monday December 10, 2018
Three State Beef Conference
Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri will be the locations for the fifth annual three state Beef Conference. Kristin Ulmer, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Educator says producers will hear a variety of presentations on annual forages, management of corn residue and silage.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/nemaha/2019-three-state-beef-conference/

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Thursday November 15, 2018
Using Damaged or Discolored Soybeans as Cattle Feed
Some loads of soybeans have been rejected due to wet conditions that delayed harvest, but Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist Aaron Berger says you can use them as cattle feed.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/soybeans-as-cattle-feed

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Friday November 2, 2018
Farm Transition: Fair vs. Equal Part 2
The Beef Quality Assurance program offered by Nebraska Extension is helping producers raise cattle and ensure a nutritious, safe beef product. The director of the program Rob Eirich talk’s about what it means to be BQA certified.MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/succession/succession-fairness-estate-planning.pdf

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Thursday November 1, 2018
Beef and Genetics
Safer, better living conditions and quality feed benefit not only the cattle, but also the cuts of meat you consume. These factors have been greatly improved through decades of research by Universities and producers. Matt Spangler, Nebraska Extension Livestock Genetic Specialist, talks about how their research is building a better cow.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu

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Monday October 29, 2018
Farm Transition: Fair vs. Equal Part 1
Consumers are interested in how their food is grown and raised. Nebraska Extension is helping producers follow strict guidelines for raising cattle to ensure that top quality beef is produced. The Beef Quality Assurance Program is working along side Nebraska Extension to help deliver this outcome. Rob Eirich, the director of the program, says BQA exists to help farmers raise cattle the right way. MP3
https://agecon.unl.edu/succession/succession-fairness-estate-planning.pdf

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Tuesday October 23, 2018
Beef Watch Now Available in Spanish
The electronic newsletter ‘Beef Watch’ being offered by Nebraska Extension is designed to keep farmers and ranchers informed when it comes to industry trends, new research, breeding and developing technology. Bethany Johnston, Nebraska Extension Educator says the newsletter is now translating some of it’s articles into Spanish.MP3
https://go.unl.edu/beefwatch-spanish

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Friday October 19, 2018
Beef Genetic Selection Tools
Creating a better bull will be the focus of a new web-based program being offered by researchers at Nebraska Extension. Leading the program is Nebraska Extension Beef Genetics Specialist Matt Spangler who says they are looking for tools to help commercial producers and seed stock producers make better genetic decisions for livestock bulls.MP3
http://beef.unl.edu

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Wednesday October 17, 2018
Mobile Beef Lab
Raising beef cattle is what Nebraska is known for around the world, that’s why extension has built the mobile beef lab. Nebraska Extension Educator Darci Pesek talks about how the mobile beef lab helps educate people on how and where their food comes from.MP3
https://huskerbeeflab.unl.edu

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Friday August 17, 2018
Improving Economic Feed Efficiency with Corn Silage
The price and value of can become comfusing when you are deciding to harvest corn for grain or silage. Research shows a synergy of silage and distillers grains which should improve cattle feed efficiency at any cost. Terry Klopfenstein, UNL Professor Emeritus of Ruminant Nutrition.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu

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Thursday August 16 2018
Livestock Siting Matrix
Setting up or making changes to your current livestock operation can be a headache with all of the regulations and guidelines you have to follow. Most of those guidelines have been set by the county you live in but the Nebraska Department of Agriculture is trying to make things easier with a questionnaire in the form of a matrix you can submit that helps streamline the process. Steve Martin, Nebraska Department of Agriculture.MP3
http://www.nda.nebraska.gov/promotion/livestock_matrix/index.html

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Wednesday June 13, 2018
Western Heritage Cattle Sorting School and Competition
The Western Heritage Cattle Sorting School is for the ranch horse and rider team that wants to become more skilled in working cattle correctly. The two-day sorting school and competition will start June 30th at Fonner Park in Grand Island. Kathy Anderson, Nebraska Extension Horse Specialist.MP3
https://animalscience.unl.edu/nebraska-western-heritage-cattle-sorting-school-and-competition

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Monday June 11, 2018
Feed Cost Cow-Q-Lator
Understanding your costs when it comes to feeding cattle is crucial to making smart decisions on your operation. The Feed Cost CowQlator spreadsheet allows producers to determine the cost per unit of protein and TDN consumed by the cow allowing an overall feed cost estimate. Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/using-feed-cost-cow-q-lator

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Friday May 18, 2018
Manure Research
Manure research at the University of Nebraska has shown to be beneficial both for the soil and environment as well as economically valuable to the producer by providing nutrients found in industrial chemical fertilizers. Rick Koelsch, Nebraska Extension Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/category/animal-manure-management

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Thursday May 17, 2018
Silage for Beef Cattle Conference
Beef producers will want to attend the Silage for Beef Cattle Conference June 14th at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Mead Nebraska. Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson says the conference will focus on key topics impacting producers who grow corn and feed cattle.MP3
https://events.unl.edu/beef/2018/06/14/130002/

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Tuesday May 15, 2018
Information Sharing Across the Beef Industry
Information sharing in the beef industry can be problematic, but Nebraska Extension Genetics Specialist Matt Spangler says it can benefit all aspects of production.MP3
http://ebeef.org

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Friday May 11, 2018
Sustainable Beef Production
Sustainability is a buzz word that’s difficult to define. In terms of the beef industry, there are many ways to look at sustainability. Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson says the U.S. beef industry is the most efficient system in the world.MP3
http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/beef/6527/37454

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Thursday May 10, 2018
Gene Editing 2
Gene editing in the beef industry is revolutionizing how cattle are bred to resist disease. Nebraska Extension Beef Genetics Specialist Matt Spangler says gene editing offers a lot of promise to making a better cow.MP3
http://ebeef.org

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