Beef Profit Workshops at 11 Nebraska Sites This Winter

During the winter of 2015 Nebraska Extension will host 11 Beef Profitability Workshops to help beef producers evaluate their operations to make them more profitable thorough latest research information.

Examples of some of the topics that will be presented at each location by presenters:

                Harvesting crop residues – does it affect future crop yields?

                Balancing the Ranch for Protein

                Alternative Forages for Grazing – what works

                Fencing and Watering Options on Crop Residue

                Mineral Nutrition

                Composting Livestock Carcasses

                Windrow Grazing

                Forage Testing and What the Numbers Mean

                EPDs and Bull Selection

                Economics in the Beef Industry and Beef Outlook

A team of UNL Extension Educators, including Steve Pritchard, Larry Howard, Dennis Bauer, Gary Stauffer, Jim Jansen, and Steve Niemeyer will present information as well as practical approaches for beef producers.

These workshops have been held across Nebraska for the pasts eleven years.

These workshops are sponsored by Nebraska Extension.  The cost is $10.00 but may vary from location depending on local sponsorship.  Register by calling the local Extension office in the host county at least three days before the workshop to ensure there are enough handouts and refreshments.

For more information or assistance, please contact Steve Niemeyer, UNL Extension Educator in Garfield, Loup, and Wheeler counties at 308-346-4200 in Burwell or sniemeyer1@unl.edu.

Location sites are follows:

Jan 29  - Center at the Courthouse meeting room at 1:00 P.M. no meal.  Contact Ruth Vonderohe at 402-288-5611

Speakers : Dennis Bauer and Steve Pritchard                                      

Jan 29  - Pierce  at the Courthouse at 6:00 P.M. with supper.  Contact Ann Fenton 402-329-4821

Speakers:  Dennis Bauer and Steve Pritchard

 Jan 30 -  Leigh at the Colfax County Fairgrounds at 11:00 P.M. with lunch contact Aaron Nygren at 402-352-3821

Speakers: Steve Niemeyer and Gary Stauffer

Feb 2 - Hartington at the Courthouse at 6:00 P.M. with supper. Contact Jim Jansen 402-254-6821

Speakers: Steve Pritchard and Gary Stauffer

Feb 3 - Neligh  at the Courthouse at 12:00 noon  with lunch.  Contact Rod Wilke at 402-887-5414

Speakers: Dennis Bauer, Larry Howard and Jim Jansen

Feb  5 - Ord at the Valley Fairgrounds at 1:30 P.M. Contact Doug Anderson at 308-728-5071 

Speakers:  Steve Niemeyer, Gary Stauffer and Larry Howard

Feb 10 – O’Neil at the Courthouse at 1:30 P.M.  no meal. Contact Gary Stauffer at 402-336-2760

Speakers: Dennis Bauer and Gary Stauffer

Feb  10 – Bassett at the Methodist Church at 6:30 P.M.  no meal. Contact  Dennis Bauer at  402-387-2213

Speakers:  Gary Stauffer and Dennis Bauer

Feb 17 – Albion location to TBA at 1:30 P.M.  no meal. Contact Steve Pritchard at 402-395-2158

Speakers:  TBA

Feb 19 -  West Point at the courthouse at 6:30 P.M. no meal. Contact Larry Howard at 402-372-6006

Speakers: TBA

Feb 24 – Taylor at the Community room at 1:30 P.M. no meal. Contact Steve Niemeyer at 308-346-4200

Speakers: Dennis Bauer, Gary Stauffer and Larry Howard

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