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38th Annual Three-State Beef Conference - Syracuse, NE

38th Annual Three-State Beef Conference - Syracuse, NE

For 38 years, the Three-State Beef Conference has provided beef cattle producers in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska an annual update on current and critical cow-calf and stocker topics affecting producers in the three-state area.

This year the program will focus on the seemingly little things that can make a big difference in cattle performance and profitability. The Nebraska meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan 12th in Syracuse, NE at the Otoe Co. Fair Grounds. The program begins at 6 pm and consists of a dinner and three 30-minute presentations with plenty of time for discussion.

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2022 Cover Crop Grazing Conference

2022 Cover Crop Grazing Conference

Nebraska beef producers and corn growers can enhance their operations by attending the 2022 Cover Crop Grazing Conference. Scheduled for November 1, the conference will take place at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead.

 

The conference kicks off with registration, refreshments, and a trade show at the August N. Christenson Building at 9:00 a.m.  Educational programs are from 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. and include a producer panel session and live field demonstrations. 

 

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Saunders County Quarterly Ag Breakfast

Saunders County Quarterly Ag Breakfast

Offered at the Following Local Location:

Friday, August 26th - 7:30-9:00 a.m. 

Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center

 

Hot breakfast, sponsored by First Northeast Bank of Nebraska and the Saunders County Livestock Association, will be served at 7:30 a.m.

 

Following the meal, Jeff Peterson, President of Heartland Farm Partners, will provide a market update

 

It is appreciated if participants pre-register by August 24th by calling the Saunders County Extension Office at 402-624-8030.

 

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Handling Cattle through High Heat Humidity Indexes

Handling Cattle through High Heat Humidity Indexes

As temps ramp up again this week and last until who knows when, keep in mind this beef cattle temp humidity chart when working cattle. The goal is to do the work in the white, but Mother Nature might not be offering much of that in the next week...

As cattlemen enter the summer months, they need to understand and deal with heat and humidity. We need to consider some guidelines to help us reduce additional stress on cattle during these events and incorporate some of the following practices into our management practices.

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