UNL BeefWatch November 2013

Purchasing Feeds for the Cow Herd

A nutrient test for quality is the best way to know the nutrient profile of forages.  Photo courtesy of Jerry Volesky.A nutrient test for quality is the best way to know the nutrient profile of forages. Not all feeds/forages are average, some are less than average and some are better than average. If forages are needed to be purchased, price all possible sources on a price per pound of nutrient basis on a 100% dry Continue reading…

Nebraska BQA: Antibiotic Use Guidelines

Needle size selection from the Nationa Beef Quality Assurance Manual.Cattlemen have demonstrated a commitment to animal health through well vaccination programs developed in relationship with their veterinarian. All operations find a time when animals must be treated with an antibiotic after disease diagnosis. At that time, producers need to follow important antibi Continue reading…

Emergency Management Planning for Livestock Operations

By now, we’ve all seen the pictures and heard the tragic stories of lost livestock from the recent blizzard in the northern Great Plains. While dealing with significant economic losses, ranchers were also faced with disposal of the many animals that they lost. Few options exist when a catastrophic l Continue reading…

Forage and Grazing tips

What are corn stalks worth as a feed?  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.Your corn is about to get combined. Maybe you are wondering if you should bale some of the stalks. Is it worth it?

What are corn stalk bales worth? One way to look at it is from the cost stand point. Nutrients removed by stalk bales may need to be replaced with extra fertilizer. Continue reading…

The XXIII Range Beef Cow Symposium

The XXIII Range Beef Cow Symposium will be held in Rapid City, SD.The XXIII Range Beef Cow Symposium will be held in Rapid City, SD December 3-5, 2013 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. It has been jointly hosted by the Extension Service and Animal Science departments of University of Nebraska, South Dakota State University, Colorado State University, and Univers Continue reading…

Originally published November 1, 2013 - Submit an Item