Livestock

Monday August 19, 2019
Implications of This Year’s Rain on Next Year’s Calf Crop
Excessive moisture in Nebraska this growing season has affected forage quantity and quality. Nebraska Extension Cow/Calf Specialist Karla Wilke talks about the implications that livestock producers need to consider.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/implications-year’s-rains-next-year’s-calf-crop

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Thursday August 15, 2019
Sandhills Cow Udder Score and Calf Performance
A recent study of calf performance from cows with poor udders showed some interesting results. Nebraska Extension Educator Travis Mulliniks talks about the study and how it affected calves pre and post weaning.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/cow-udder-score-and-calf-performance-nebraska-sandhills-–-review

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Friday July 25, 2019
Summer Pneumonia in Spring Calves
Producers need to be on the watch for summer pneumonia in calves born this spring. Dr. Halden Clark from the Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center talks about the symptoms, scouting and prevention of pneumonia in calves. MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/summer-pneumonia-spring-born-beef-calves

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Tuesday July 23, 2019
Avoiding Cattle Heat Stress
Hot temperatures across the state means livestock producers will be looking to relieve heat stressed cattle. Nebraska Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson talks about what producers can do to help keep their animals cool.MP3
https://bqa.unl.edu/heat-stress-resources

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Wednesday July 10, 2019
Avoiding Cattle Heat Stress
As summer rolls on, excessive heat can wreak havoc on livestock performance. Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson talks about remedies for heat stress in cattle. MP3
https://bqa.unl.edu/heat-stress-resources

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Monday July 8, 2019
Cattle Market Update
USDA’s June cattle on feed report shows inventory up from a year ago. Dr. Matt Dierson, Extension Risk Management Specialist from South Dakota State breaks down the report and talks about some of the issues facing producers in the markets.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu

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Friday July 5, 2019
Muddy Feedlot Options
Wet weather in Nebraska is causing havoc with feedlots struggling to keep their pens dry. Nebraska Extension Biological Systems Engineering Specialist Rick Koelsch talks about options that producers can consider when faced with muddy feedlots.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/muddy-feedlot-surfaces-what-are-my-options

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Wednesday July 3, 2019
Not All Cows Are The Same, Some Eat More
All cows are not created equal. Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Jack Arterburn says as cattle get larger, their nutrition requirements get larger as well.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/not-all-cows-are-equal-–-some-eat-more

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Monday June 24, 2019
Moving Calving Date Considerations
Weather issues in Nebraska can cause serious problems when it comes to calving. Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Aaron Berger discusses what producers should consider before changing calving dates.MP3
https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/ten-things-consider-when-evaluating-moving-calving-date

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Monday April 29, 2019
Cattle Markets
Jim Robb, Senior Ag Economist with the Livestock Market Information Center talks about the recent cattle inventory report.MP3
http://beef.unl.edu

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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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