The body condition score of your cow herd is a much better indicator of the effectiveness of the nutrition program than body weight of the cows or average weight of the cow herd. Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/5jn
Plan to attend the 2013 UNL WCREC Crops and Cattle Short Course: Corn Stalk Grazing and Baling. Each spring, researchers at UNL’s West Central Research and Extension Center identify topics and issues that are currently of great importance to crop and cattle producers and conduct this short course t Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/czh
The decision of whether or not to utilize a particular strategic system of crossbreeding depends upon individual production goals. First must come the blinding realization that no one breed excels in all areas that lead to profitability. In order to take advantage of breed complementarity, breeds Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/0a5
Calving season is upon us and how do your cows look? Are they are on the thin side or in good body condition? Has the winter been tough on them? Has your pre-calving nutrition program been adequate? Cow body condition is a more reliable indicator of nutritional status of a cow than body weight.
Drought is one of the harshest weather patterns cattlemen must cope with in part because drought conditions occur gradually over time making it difficult to take immediate action. Reduced harvested forage yields, limited water supply and dried up pastures are all potential problems and these proble Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/5y6
Many cow-calf producers in Nebraska are in the midst of calving season or will soon be starting. While calving is the primary production activity on the minds of most producers, now is the time to begin planning for the use of estrus synchronization for heifers and cows this spring. Continue reading…More details at: http://go.unl.edu/4cs