Sustainable Use of Crop Residues on Cow/Calf and Yearling Operations

Utilizing Crop Residues.
Utilizing Crop Residues.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will be holding a conference/webinar on sustainable use of crop residues for cow/calf and yearling operations on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (CDT). There are three ways to participate. The conference will be held at both the Ag Research and Development Center near Mead, NE and at the West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, NE. The conference will also be broadcast live via the internet. The webinar may be viewed at and viewers may make comments and ask questions via chat box. Some presenters will be speaking from the ARDC and others from WCREC but both locations will be linked via the internet so audiences at both locations and online can interact with all speakers. The target audience includes forage-based beef producers, affiliated industries, government agencies, and crop producers.

Topics include:
• Residue use and subsequent crop production
• Grazing cornstalks: performance, stocking rate, and supplementation
• Increasing quality and palatability of residue with by-products
• Storing by-products mixed with residues
• Ammoniating cornstalks and wheat straw
• Alkaline treatment of cornstalks and wheat straw
• Confinement and limit feeding cows and pairs
• Annual forages, cover crops/double crop options
• Market outlook, feed costs, break evens, and drought
• Producer panel

Newly developed apps and electronic decision support tools will be demonstrated. A highlight of the conference will be the producer panel. There will be separate panels at both locations focusing on regionally specific issues. Web participants may view either producer panel. We will also view pre-recorded demonstrations of ammoniation and alkaline treatment of crop residues.

If attending in person there is a $10.00 registration fee to cover lunch. Please RSVP by June 6 to Lindsay Chichester (402-624-8007; if attending in Mead, or Aaron Stalker (308-696-6707; if attending in North Platte. There is no charge to view the webinar.

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