Livestock

Livestock

Wednesday March 27, 2019
Selection For Milk in the Cowherd
Livestock producers hoping to maintain a profitable operation have modern genetic tools to help them select favorable traits for breeding considerations. Nebraska Extension Educator Travis Mulliniks talks about several issues about milk production and how environment and management can affect trait expression.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/selection-milk-cowherd-how-much-too-much

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Friday March 22, 2019
Colostrum and the Newborn Calf
It’s calving season and one of the most important issues is feeding newborn calves colostrum within the first 24 hours. Nebraska Extension Educator Troy Walz talks about what colostrum is and why it’s so important for the health of the calf.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/importance-colostrum-newborn-calf

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Monday March 18, 2019
Estrus Synchronization and Breeding Season
Cattle producers are in the midst of calving season and they may also want to prioritize their estrus synchronization protocols for the upcoming breeding season. Nebraska Extension Educator Aaron Berger talks about the many resources the University provides for estrus synchronization.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/estrus-synchronization-and-breeding-season-resources-review-2019

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Thursday March 14, 2019
Handling Calving Difficulty
The process of birth for a calf and the first few hours after is a critical time that is foundational to a calf for success or failure later in life. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Educator says calf losses in the beef cattle industry frequently occur due to calving difficulty.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/documents/herd-health/2015-Calving-and-Handling-Calving-Difficulties-December-2017.pdf

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Monday February 25, 2019
Winter Ticks
Tick infestations can sometimes go unnoticed, especially during winter. Nebraska Extension Educator Dave Boxler says a special kind of winter tick can be an issue especially for horses and cattle. MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/winter-tick

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Friday January 18, 2019
Beef Feedlot Roundtable Series
INebraska beef operators are invited to participate in the 2019 Beef Roundtable discussions beginning February 12th. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist, says three locations across the state will host the seminars that focus on the latest information for raising cattle including recruiting and retaining employees, a discussion on lab grown proteins and a session featuring the Nebraska Beef Council.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu

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Thursday January 17, 2019
Land Application Training Workshops
Initial and recertification training is being offered by Nebraska Extension to livestock operators for manure management. Leslie Johnson, Nebraska Extension Research Technologist says training workshops are being held in a variety of locations and dates across the state in February.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/lat

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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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