UNL BeefWatch January 2014

Make Disaster Preparedness a Priority for the New Year

A disaster plan may help protect property, facilities, animals, and people.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.Many ranches and farms spend a lot of time working on business plans, mission statements, employee training, goals, and financial management, but how many spend time discussing a disaster plan? Nebraska, along with neighboring states suffered catastrophic events in 2013; flooding, fires, blizzards, Continue reading…

Feeding Cows for Cold Weather

When feeding cows we need to consider the effect of weather conditions.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.The cold blast we had in December makes us think there is more cold weather ahead. When feeding cows we need to consider the effect of weather conditions. Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, offers these tips for feeding cows in cold weather. The major e Continue reading…

Make Plans to Attend the Three-State Beef Conference

Area beef producers should make plans to attend the first annual Three-State Beef Conference.Area beef producers should make plans to attend the first annual Three-State Beef Conference Jan. 14, 15 and 16, 2014 with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

Topics and speakers for the conference include: "Cover Crops for Grazing," Rob Kallenbach, forage specialist, University of Missouri Continue reading…

Ranching for Profitability

UNL Extension's Ranching for Profitability.Dry conditions make us step back and re-evaluate our operations. You’ve always turned out pairs on summer grass, but what if the summer grass didn’t grow? You have made tough decisions and wonder now, with wetter conditions, how you should restock your herd. Weeds in your pasture have exploded- i Continue reading…

Originally published January 1, 2014 - Submit an Item