Livestock

Livestock

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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Tuesday May 8, 2018
Gene Editing
The process of gene editing has a lot of promise in the beef production industry. Traditionally this has been through cross breeding of cattle but Nebraska Extension Beef Genetics Specialist Matt Spangler says gene editing is much more specific and takes significantly less time.MP3
http://ebeef.org

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Friday May 4, 2018
Beef Quality Assurance Program 2
What does it means when a producer is BQA certified? How do producers use antibiotics responsibly in raising cattle? The BQA program addresses all these consumer issues head on. Rob Eirich, Extension Educator, Director of Beef Quality Assurance.MP3
https://bqa.unl.edu

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Thursday May 3, 2018
International Markets
Nebraska beef has a stellar reputation with international customers. This reputation stems from how Nebraskans raise cattle, the corn fed flavor and superior genetics. Ann Marie Bosshamer, Nebraska Beef Council Executive Director.MP3
https://www.nebeef.org

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Monday April 30, 2018
Beef Quality Assurance Program 1
The Beef Quality Assurance Program was put into place to ensure responsible cattle production and safe, quality products for consumers. The BQA programs top priorities include animal welfare and producing the best beef in the world. Rob Eirich, Extension Educator, Director of Beef Quality Assurance.MP3
https://bqa.unl.edu

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Thursday April 5, 2018
Nebraska Youth Pork Conference
Youth, grades 10-12, interested in the swine industry, food, or meat science, and/or culinology are encouraged to apply for the Youth Pork Conference "Makin Bacon...and a WHOLE Lot More!" in Lincoln on May 30 -June 1. Applications are due by April 13th, and then will be reviewed and up to 32 students will be selected to participate. Bryan Reiling, UNL Associate Professor of Animal Science.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cedar/nebraska-youth-pork-conference/

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