Nebraska beef cattle producers should begin preparing for the Jan. 1, 2017, implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive regulations, according to Rob Eirich, Nebraska beef quality assurance director with Nebraska Extension.
More than a decade after Nebraska created its "livestock friendly" designation, participating counties have gained more cattle farms and lost fewer hog farms than those that lack the designation, a new study by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows.
The fall seminar series offered by the University of Nebraska's Center for Grassland Studies will include 12 lectures on topics related to grasslands, including wildlife and grasslands, the role of soil greenhouse gas emissions in perennial grass production systems, pollinator conservation and turfgrasses, and multiple talks on beef systems and grazing management.
Beef feedlot employees and supporting industry personnel will get a hands-on learning experience in feedlot horse care and ruminant nutrition at the 2016 Beef Feedlot Schools Aug. 15, 16, 24, and 31 in Curtis, Holdrege, West Point and Mitchell.
Clinton Krehbiel, Regents Professor of Animal Science and Dennis and Marta White Endowed Chair at Oklahoma State University, will join the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jan. 1, 2017, as head of the animal science department.
University presenters, farmers and ranch managers will discuss topics related to grazing animals and stewardship of grazing lands during the 16th annual Nebraska Grazing Conference Aug. 9-10 at the Kearney Ramada Inn, 301 Second Ave.