Nov. 13, 2013
LINCOLN, Neb. — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension's Mid-Plains Beef Educational Series will conduct a special Dec. 16 session on expanding grazing options, pricing inputs and reducing health problems at calving.
The session will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. and end at about 4 p.m. at UNL's Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.
It will draw on the expertise of Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist; Richard Randle, UNL Extension beef veterinarian; Keith Glewen, UNL Extension crops educator; Humberto Blanco, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture; and Jim MacDonald, UNL professor of ruminant nutrition.
The program is designed for producers, veterinarians, students or others involved in the beef industry. This special session will include cover crops and how they may fit into a beef grazing system, testing forages for quality, pricing strategies for hay and supplements, grazing corn stalks and its impact on grain yields, grazing corn stalks with cattle, and reducing and preventing calf health problems at and during birth. Time also will be allotted to visit with the speakers on an individual or small group basis.
Registration is requested by Dec. 13. Cost is $15 which covers educational materials, noon meals and breaks.
The Mid-Plains BEEF Educational Series is an effort by a team of southeastern Nebraska Extension educators. The UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center is at 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, Neb.
To register or obtain more information, contact Lindsay Chichester, Saunders County, 402-624-8030; Steve Tonn, Washington County, 402-426-9455 or Monte Stauffer, Douglas/Sarpy counties, 402-444-7804.Lindsay Chichester
Assistant Extension Educator
Sandi Alswager Karstens
IANR News Service