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Cattle Risk Management Workshop - West Point, NE

Cattle Risk Management Workshop - West Point, NE

Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 21, 2022 — Nebraska Extension will host a risk management workshop for cattle producers in West Point from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 16 at the Nielsen Center, 200 Anna Stalp Ave. Cattle producers will learn strategies designed to reduce risk exposure to achieve a profitable outcome in uncertain times.

Current issues facing the cattle industry will be discussed to help producers to make more informed decisions facing the industry.

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Processing Newborn Calves

Processing Newborn Calves

Producers anticipate calving season by working relentlessly to make sure their herd is properly managed, healthy, fed, and vaccinated. Once a cow has calved ideally there is a healthy calf to tend to, and a new set of protocols are administered for raising that calf. Due to the broad scope of the U.S. beef industry, producers’ strategies after weaning may vary. But before that time comes, specific procedures need to be conducted to properly manage the calf through weaning and prepare them for the next stage of production.

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Calving Season Preparation

Calving Season Preparation

Some producers are beginning their spring calving while others are still a few months away. Here are some practices to consider when preparing for calving.

1.       Be attentive to nutritional requirements of bred heifers/cows prior to breeding.

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Silage for Beef Cattle Conference

Silage for Beef Cattle Conference

Both experienced and non-experienced beef producers who have been making and managing silage for years, or those wanting to learn more should make plans to attend this years Silage for Beef Cattle Conference scheduled for March 17th.

REGISTER FOR FREE by March 2, 2022 HTTPS://GO.UNL.EDU/SILAGEFORBEEF2022

See agenda below:

8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions Dr. Kip Karges, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition

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