UNL BeefWatch February 2017

Can I Compare EPDs Across Breeds?

Do Across-Breed EPD adjusted factors tell us about breed differences?  Photo courtesy of Matt Spangler.Expected Progeny Differences published by one breed are inherently not comparable to those published by another breed. This is due to several factors including differences in arbitrary base adjustments used by each breed, the lack of data from comparisons among animals of different breeds, and diff Continue reading…

Eastern Nebraska 2017 Beef Profit Tips Workshops

Nebraska Extension will host 16 Beef Profitability Workshops.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.During the winter of 2017 Nebraska Extension will host 16 Beef Profitability Workshops to help beef producers evaluate their operations to make them more profitable through the latest research information. The combination of low commodity prices and high input costs has left cattle producers struggl Continue reading…

Planning for the Calving Season

Having a plan and preparing ahead of time for the calving season can help to minimize calf loss.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz. For some calving season is here, while for others, the start of the calving season is still a few months away. The following are practices to consider in preparing for the upcoming calving season.

1. Pay attention to nutrition needs of bred heifers or cows prior to calving. Adequate body condition Continue reading…

Originally published February 1, 2017 - Submit an Item