UNL BeefWatch August 2016

Economics of Rebreeding Non-pregnant Females

In Nebraska, spring calving is the prevailing cow-calf production system and non-pregnant (“open”) females are often sold in October and November as cull cows.  Photo courtesy of Aaron BergerIn Nebraska, spring calving is the prevailing cow-calf production system and non-pregnant (“open”) females are often sold in October and November as cull cows. The late fall also tends to be when seasonal cull cow prices are lowest for the year. The spring historically is a more favorable market f Continue reading…

Oats for Fall Pasture or Hay

Oats may be one of our most under-used fall forages.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.It’s August and fall is just around the corner. Could you use some extra pasture or hay in late September and October? Oats might be your answer.

Oats may be one of our most under-used fall forages. That's right. Plain old dull oats. It grows fast, thrives under cool fall Continue reading…

Beef Feedlot Schools at Four Locations in August

The Nebraska Extension Feedlot School will be offered at four locations.  Photo courtesy of Matt Luebbe.Beef feedlot employees and supporting industry personnel will get a hands-on learning experience in feedlot horse care and ruminant nutrition at the 2016 Beef Feedlot Schools Aug. 15, 16, 24, and 31 in Curtis, Holdrege, West Point, and Mitchell.

The Nebraska Extension Feedlot School will be offered Continue reading…

Originally published August 1, 2016 - Submit an Item