UNL BeefWatch November 2017

Cow-Calf Cost Breakdown – Labor and Equipment

Labor and equipment expense can vary drastically between operations.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.An economic analysis of annual cow costs in Nebraska shows labor together with owning and operating equipment is often the second or third largest expense to the cowherd.

Labor is included with equipment expense because equipment and labor are often closely tied together. Historically the trend Continue reading…

Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle

Many valuable beef cattle reproduction resources can be found at beefrepro.info.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.Cattlemen, academia and allied industry interested in improving reproductive strategies in beef cattle gathered in Manhattan, Kansas, Aug. 29-30 for the 2017 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) symposium.

Considered the premier national event in beef cattle reproductive manageme Continue reading…

November Ag Law and Ag Finance Clinics

Openings are available for one-on-one, confidential farm finance and ag law consultations being conducted across the state each month.

An experienced ag law attorney and ag financial counselor will be available to address farm and ranch issues related to financial planning, estate and transition p Continue reading…

QuickBooks Workshops Focus on Farm/Ranch Needs

The basics of QuickBooks financial software for farmers and ranchers will be taught in a series of workshops in late October and November in Kimball, Chadron, Mullen, Valentine and Scottsbluff.

Jerry Terwilliger of the Center for Rural Affairs teaches the basics of desktop QuickBooks, focusin Continue reading…

Pasture and Grass Hayland Grubs

An area of subirrigated meadow in Lincoln County damaged from the feeding of grubs.  Photo courtesy of Jerry Volesky.There have been several inquiries from landowners in central Nebraska concerning damage to pasture and hay meadows from grubs. Affected areas have included subirrigated meadows in the Sandhills and Platte River valley and other pasture sites that are dominated by smooth bromegrass or Kentucky blueg Continue reading…

Originally published November 1, 2017 - Submit an Item