UNL BeefWatch April 2013

Mineral Supplementation for Beef Cows

Photo courtesy of Dennis BauerMineral supplementation for beef cows has been a topic of conversation for many years. In most grazing and forage fed cattle, phosphorus is the only major mineral that should be of concern. Most forages are relatively high in calcium and potassium and usually do not need to be supplemented. Continue reading…

Bulls Worth Waiting For
Bulls Worth Waiting For

Bulls Worth Waiting For

The 20th Annual University of Nebraska-Lincoln's "Bulls Worth Waiting For" sale will be held on April 13th at 1:00 in the Animal Science Arena. This sale represents the culmination of the UNL Beef Cattle Merchandising class taught by Dr. Matt Spangler that prepares and conducts the sale. All bull Continue reading…

Grass Tetany

Watch cows for grass tetany.Grass tetany, sometimes called grass staggers or hypomagnesaemia, is a metabolic disorder of cattle related to a deficiency of magnesium (Mg). Early lactation cows are the most susceptible, with older cows considered more susceptible than those with their first or second calves. Continue reading…

2013 Nebraska Ranch Practicum

2013 Nebraska Ranch PracticumThe 2013 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, Continue reading…

BEEF Big Red Summer Camp

BEEF Big Red Summer CampNew in 2013 - BEEF Big Red Summer Camp! A group of educators are putting together an exciting new camp focused around beef. Youth will have the opportunity to interact with Extension personnel (Educators and Specialists), industry representatives, and producers to gain a better understanding of the Continue reading…

Tallying Up the Calving Season

Photo courtesy of Troy WalzThe calving season is in full swing for many spring calving cow herds. Hopefully in a month or so calving season will be over and then off to spring and summer pastures. But before pasture season starts, take a look at your calving season. Make a tally of how long your calving season is and your Continue reading…

Originally published April 1, 2013 - Submit an Item