February programs to discuss supplementation strategies to mitigate nutrient challenging breeding seasons and grazing systems

by Dave Osdiek | Nebraska Extension

Aaron Berger
January 25, 2022

Lincoln, Neb. —Four face-to-face programs across the Panhandle on Feb. 16 and 17 hosted by Nebraska Extension will focus on management practices to improve pregnancy rates in late-spring-calving cows, and review the impacts of grazing systems on Nebraska’s plant communities and rangeland productivity.

Late-spring and summer-calving systems frequently struggle with breed-up and pregnancy rates, especially with young females. Strategies to address these challenges will be discussed by Dr. Travis Mulliniks, UNL Range Cow Production Systems Specialist, based on his research assessing postpartum supplementation for heifers and young cows on a declining plane of nutrition.

Grass is valuable in Nebraska! Grazing management practices to maintain or improve rangeland health, while also harvesting more forage through grazing, will be the focus of a discussion by Dr. Mitch Stephenson, UNL Range and Forage Specialist. He will share research evaluating long-term impacts of different grazing management practices at ranch scale in the Sandhills of Nebraska.

There is no cost to attend the meetings. However, pre-registration is requested to ensure adequate program materials are available. Please call or email the hosts by location with questions or to register.

 Meeting details:

 Harrison, Feb. 16: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Security First Bank, 289 Main St.

Alliance, Feb. 16: 6-8:30 p.m. at Knights Museum, 908 Yellowstone Ave.

To register for the Harrison or Alliance meetings, call the Sheridan County Extension Office at 308-327-2312 or email Sheridan-county@unl.edu or Jack Arterburn at jack.arterburn@unl.edu.

Oshkosh, Feb. 17: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church, 17760 U.S. Hwy 26 west side of Oshkosh.

Kimball, Feb. 17: 6-8:30 p.m. at the Kimball County 4-H Building, 415 S High School St.

To register for the Oshkosh or Kimball meetings, call the Kimball County Extension Office at 308-235-3122 or email Aaron Berger at aberger2@unl.edu.