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Do Your Herd and Your Bank Account a Favor – Test Your Hay!

By : Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist Every year I get calls for help with balancing rations and most don’t have a hay analysis. All hay of the same species is NOT created equal.  For instance, smooth bromegrass hay can range from 48 to 58% total digestible nutrients (TDN) with crude protein (CP)…

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Early Low Temperatures May Impact Sugar Beet Quality

By : Karla H. Wilke, UNL Cow/Calf Systems and Stocker Management Sugar beets not fit for human consumption can be an economical source of feed for beef cattle. Photo credit Karla Wilkie. Temperatures dropping below 15 degrees in early October may have put some sugar beets in western Nebraska at risk of decaying at the…

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Are You a Great Person to Work For?

By : Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Employee leadership and supervision can be learned and developed. Photo credit Troy Walz. In a recent conversation with a ranch owner, he said they were once again looking for an employee for their operation.  It was also mentioned that employee resignations seem to be a pattern.  He…

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SDSU Extension to Host Estate and Transition Planning Conference on January 10-11 in Oacoma

BROOKINGS, S.D. – SDSU Extension will host the Power of Women as AgVocates Conference on Jan. 10 – 11, at the Arrowhead Cedar Shore Resort and Conference Center in Oacoma. The theme of the conference is “The Power of Advocating: Estate and Transition Planning – The Difficult Conversations.”   “This conference is designed for women to…

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It Pays to Map Out a Herd Health Program with Your Veterinarian

DULUTH, Ga. (November 25, 2019) — “A comprehensive herd health program is important for two key reasons,” said Richard Linhart, DVM, Boehringer Ingelheim. “The primary reason is to keep the cattle healthy. The second reason, though many people may not realize, is for marketing purposes. Cattle that are handled, nourished and vaccinated properly are going to…

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