Nebraska Extension Hosts Cow Clinics

by Brent Plugge, UNL Extension Beef Systems Educator

calf suckling
Udder scoring will be one of the topics discussed during several Cow Clinics presented across the state by Nebraska Extension ahead of calving season. Photo by Troy Walz, Nebraska Extension educator.
November 29, 2023

Lincoln, Neb. —A successful calving season begins months before calving season, with cow herd management. Nebraska Extension is hosting Cow Clinics during December and January to review some of the basic management factors that can lead to a successful calving and breeding season. 

A team of Nebraska Extension educators and specialists will lead the discussion and demonstrations covering body condition scoring, teat and udder scoring, forage sampling, understanding forage analysis, and developing diets for the last trimester.

The clinics cost $20 per person. The first 20 producers who register at each location will receive a free forage test.  Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the clinics conclude at 2 p.m. 

To register for the Cow Clinics please contact the local Nebraska Extension office:

  • December 19, 2023 – Valentine Livestock Auction, Valentine, Nebraska

Contact Ryan Benjamin, at 402-376-1850 or 

  • December 20, 2023 – Atkinson Livestock Market, Atkinson, Nebraska

Contact Steve Niemeyer, at 308-346-4200, 402-336-2760 or

  • January 9, 2024 – Beatrice 77 Livestock Sales, Beatrice, Nebraska

Contact Wayde Pickinpaugh, at 402-335-3669 or

  • January 10, 2024 – North Platte Stockyards, North Platte, Nebraska

Contact Randy Saner, at 308-532-2683 or

The Cow Clinics are sponsored in part by Security First Banks in Valentine and Beatrice and First Interstate Banks in North Platte and Atkinson.

Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.

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