Big Red Beef Talk

Supplemental Summer Mineral for Grazing Cattle

Supplemental Summer Mineral for Grazing Cattle

As the pastures of the Great Plains begin to return to that wonderful, lush color we all love so much, cattle will be turned out for summer graze out. Generally, beef producers supplement cattle on grass with free choice mineral to meet nutrient requirements when they are not supplementing with other feedstuffs. Different landscapes and varying soil types require specific variations of mineral levels.

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BQA and BQAT Certification Training at ENREEC

BQA and BQAT Certification Training at ENREEC

Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance

Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance and Beef Quality Assurance Transportation Certification.

The date and location is:

· Wednesday, May 18, 2022. 10:00am – 12:00pm, Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, 1071 County Rd G Ithica, NE 68033.

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Selecting Replacement Heifers

Selecting Replacement Heifers

Every year, cow-calf producers make decisions to either buy or keep heifers for the purpose of replacing older or unproductive cull cows. The number of heifers retained or bought can fluctuate based on things such as drought or market prices of feeder cattle and feed commodities, but usually averages around 15-20% of the total herd. The main purpose of replacement heifers is to eliminate thinner cows that are no longer getting bred in a timely fashion and interchange them with younger, more productive females that can generate greater profits over a longer period of time.

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Next-Level Management Strategies for Beef Cow-Calf Operations

Next-Level Management Strategies for Beef Cow-Calf Operations

The 2022 Three-State Beef Conference was held in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska and offers beef producers the opportunity to learn from specialists focusing on improving profitability through implementation of some next-level management strategies for beef cow-calf operations. Topics include beef bull development and longevity, marketing and risk management options and strategies, and matching cows to your environment. The link to recordings.  

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