UNL BeefWatch June 2017

Nebraska BQA: Stockmanship and Stewardship Program

  Join the National Cattlemen’s Beef Quality Assurance and Nebraska BQA on the beautiful University of Nebraska, Lincoln East Campus for two days of learning and demonstrations that are sure to improve your operation. With live cattle handling demonstrations, hands-on training, and the newest informa Continue reading…

Five Things to Improve your Quicken Record Keeping

While it's still fresh in your mind, now is the time to make changes to your farm or ranch record keeping system. There are many programs available to help you organize your financial information. Nebraska Extension has been teaching Quicken courses for the past few months. Quicken is an affordable Continue reading…

Tips for Adding 50 Pounds to Weaning Weights

$100 More Per Cow! Experts Give Tips For Adding A Measly 50 Pounds To Weaning Weights At Low Or No Cost. Article used with permission from Successful Farming.

Fifty pounds – the weight of a bag of feed – in extra calf weaning weight seems like a worthy goal. It could add up to $100 per cow to your sales. The following four cow/calf experts give their best low-cost tips on how to get an extra 50 pounds Continue reading…

Grass Hay Production Practices Simply Stated

High quality hay should be harvested at the boot stage.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.Even though winter feeding has the greatest costs associated with keeping livestock, some hay feeding is inevitable even for the most cost-efficient livestock producers. Several hay management options are available that can reduce the associated costs of extended hay feeding during the winter.

In Continue reading…

Managing Stable Flies on Pastured Cattle

Stable flies taking a blood meal on front legs of a pastured animal. Photo courtesy of Dave Boxler.Stable fly injury to livestock is brought about in a number of ways. Both male and female flies partake of a blood meal, usually on the lower parts of the fore legs and under the belly. Their bite is quite painful; cattle react by stomping their legs, bunching in pasture corners, or standing in wate Continue reading…

Sweetclover – Friend or Foe

Sweetclover shows up naturally in pastures each year.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz. Sweetclover shows up naturally in pastures each year. Many folks think of it as just another weed. Let me try to describe ways to use it so it becomes a welcome addition to your grasslands.

Sweetclover can be a curse or a blessing. Ignore it in pastures and it can g Continue reading…

Originally published June 1, 2017 - Submit an Item