UNL BeefWatch January 2018

Where’s Optimum?

Cow-calf producers have EPDs and index tools to make genetic selection decisions related to traits that impact levels of productivity and longevity.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.The use of genetic selection tools by cattle breeders has resulted in significant changes within the majority of major breeds over the last 30 years. With a few exceptions, the overwhelming genetic trend for milk, weaning weight, and mature weight over that time has been for more. Without question Continue reading…

Three State Beef Conference to be held in January

Knowing your production costs is a key step in making your operation more profitable.  Photo courtesy of Kristen Ulmer.The 33rd annual Three-State Beef Conference will be held January 16, 17 and 18, 2018 at locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. Nebraska Extension, Iowa State Extension and University of Missouri Extension have partnered to bring timely information to producers surrounding topics like opportunitie Continue reading…

Eastern Nebraska Extension Beef Workshops

Seventeen Beef Workshops will be held in Eastern Nebraska.  Photo courtesy of Steve Niemeyer.During the winter of 2018 Nebraska Extension will host 17 Beef Profitability Workshops in Eastern Nebraska counties. To help beef producers evaluate their operations to make them more profitable through the latest research information. Extension Educators will present topics such as Composting Live Continue reading…

Manure Management Training Offered In-Person, Online

  Manure Management Trainings offered February 13 - 28 in-person or online anytime.Responsible management and utilization of livestock manure is critical to ensure that manure fertilizer and soil quality benefits are maximized while potential environmental and social risks are minimized. Nitrogen leaching to groundwater and phosphorus runoff to surface water are potential water qu Continue reading…

Originally published January 1, 2018 - Submit an Item