UNL BeefWatch May 2015

Estrus Synchronization Considerations in Beef Herds

Suggested protocols are updated annually and available at http://beefrepro.unl.eduSynchronizing estrus in your beef herd can shorten your calving season, produce more uniform calf weights, and last but not least, provide the opportunity to use proven genetics through artificial insemination (AI). As cowherds rebuild, many producers are synchronizing heifers and replacing bull pow Continue reading…


Controlling Musk Thistle

The rosette growth form is the ideal stage for controlling musk thistles this spring.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.Does anybody like musk thistles? If not, let’s do something about them.

Following recent rains you’re probably anxious to get into the field for planting. Don’t forget, though, that this also is the best time to control musk thistles. I’ll bet that you can get into your pastures t Continue reading…


Reducing Fly Populations on Pastured Cattle in Nebraska

Horn flies on a cow.  Photo courtesy of Dave Boxler.As late spring and early summer approaches, livestock producers should begin the process of evaluating their pasture fly control options for their specific management system. There are three fly species in Nebraska that economically impact grazing cattle; horn fly, face fly and stable fly.

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Cool Off this Summer with Beef

Grilled Lime-Cilantro Beef Chuck Steaks.  Photo courtesy of Cattlemen's Beef Board and National Cattlemen's Beef Association.As the weather warms, are you getting the urge to dust the snow off the grill cover? Summer is the perfect time to grill steaks or smoke some beef ribs! Clean the grill, restock the fuel, and start shopping for flavorful and juicy beef cuts!

Here are just a few new trends for 2015:
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Originally published May 1, 2015 - Submit an Item