UNL BeefWatch February 2018

Across-breed EPD Adjustment Factor Updates

The Across-Breed EPD factors should only be used to compare EPDs of animals across breeds. Photo courtesy of Matt Spangler.Since 1993, the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) has produced a table of factors to adjust EPDs so that the genetic merit of individual animals can be compared across breeds. These adjustment factors are needed because EPDs published by one breed are inherently not comparable to those publ Continue reading…

Prepartum Nutrition

UNL studies illustrate that adequate nutrition during late gestation has postnatal impacts on progeny. Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.Recent research has shown maternal nutrition during late gestation can have lasting impacts on calf health, growth, and performance postnatally. These impacts can include improved weaning weights, yearling weights, and marbling scores of progeny. For an excellent in-depth review on the implications Continue reading…

2018 Beef Feedlot Roundtables

Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting industry personnel will learn new information related to feedlot nutrition and health at Nebraska Extension's 2018 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 6-8 in Bridgeport, Lexington and West Point. Photo couBeef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting industry personnel will learn new information related to feedlot nutrition and health at Nebraska Extension’s 2018 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 6-8 in Bridgeport, Lexington and West Point.

University and industry representatives wil Continue reading…

So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What? Online Seminar

The seminars will cover considerations for land including management, transition and succession planning.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.If you have inherited farmland or may do so in the future, you will want to attend the upcoming two-part online seminar series “So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?”

These free seminars will be held Feb. 19 and Feb. 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT. The seminars will cover considerations for lan Continue reading…

February 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…

Originally published February 1, 2018 - Submit an Item