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UNL BeefWatch April 2015

“Bulls Worth Waiting For”

Mark your calendar for our 22nd University of Nebraska Bull Sale scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015.   Photo courtesy of Matt Spangler.Mark your calendar for our 22nd University of Nebraska Bull Sale scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015. This is a student run sale and really highlights the hard work that UNL students put in throughout the semester.

DV AUCTION Once again DV Auction will have our sale on the interne Continue reading…

The Changing Nutrient Needs of the Spring Calving Cow

 Providing a protein supplement to late gestation cows grazing dormant range is usually sufficient to maintain cow performance.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.Spring calving cows typically give birth before grass greens up. In fact, many of them are six to eight weeks into lactation before grass growth is sufficient for them to be turned out to graze without supplementation.

Providing a protein supplement to late gestation cows grazing dormant range or Continue reading…

Grazing Winter Small Grains

To maximize grazing from small grain pastures, wait until grass is 4 to 8 inches tall before starting to graze.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz. Small grains planted last fall are greening up and will soon grow rapidly in most areas. Many fields soon will be ready to graze. This spring, let’s make these pastures productive and safe.

Did you look ahead and plant rye or triticale or even wheat last fall to use as Continue reading…

2015 Nebraska Ranch Practicum Accepting Applications

Applications for the 2015 Nebraska Ranch Practicum are due May 1.The 2015 Nebraska Ranch Practicum gives ranchers cutting edge research in range livestock production from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Natural resources, livestock management and economic reality are integrated throughout the Practicum.

During the three-season UNL Extension class, particip Continue reading…

Weed Management on the Range

Familiarize yourself with the declared noxious weeds for your area.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.Keen observation is the foundation of a weed management program that works. Finding invaders early is important. Smaller infestations are cheaper to control. Eradication may be possible when caught early.

The recent widespread and prolonged droughts have weakened grass stands. Open space was create Continue reading…

Originally published Wednesday April 1, 2015 - Submit an Item