Cattle Production Risk Management Workshops Offered in November and December 2019

By : Jim Jansen, UNL Agricultural Economist, Jay Parsons, Farm and Ranch Management Specialist and Elliot Dennis, Nebraska Extension Livestock Marketing Risk Management Specialist

Cow and calf
Topics covered during the workshop include determining your cost of production, marketing tools available to protect against price declines, and programs for protecting against weather related forage losses. Photo credit Troy Walz.

Nebraska Extension will be hosting risk management workshops for cattle producers at five locations throughout the state during November and December 2019. Join specialists and educators from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as they present vital information on strategies designed to reduce risk exposure associated with cattle marketing and forage production to achieve a profitable outcome in uncertain times. Topics covered during the workshop include marketing tools available to protect against unfavorable price declines, programs for protecting against weather related forage losses, and current issues facing the cattle industry.

Specific marketing tools covered during the workshop include futures and options as well as Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Insurance. Programs covered to guard against weather related losses for grazing land and annual forages include Pasture, Range, and Forage (PRF) Insurance, Annual Forage Insurance, and FSA disaster programs. Current issues and opportunities facing the cattle industry will also be discussed as part of the meeting.


Dates and times for these programs include:

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm MT
Country Kitchen Restaurant
1250 W 10th St, Chadron, NE 69337
Contact: Jack Arterburn at 308-327-2312

Wednesday, November 6, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm MT
Buffalo Point Restaurant
638 Cabela Dr, Sidney, NE 69162
Contact: Aaron Berger at 308-235-3122

Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm MTBunkhouse Bar & Grill
306 Fir St, Arthur, NE 69121
Contact: Randy Saner at 308-532-2683

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm CT
** Dairy focused livestock and forage meeting. **
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
265 33rd Ave, Columbus, NE 68601
Contact: Kimberly Clark at 402-472-6065

Monday, December 9, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm CT
Tumbleweed Café
850 East S East St, Broken Bow, NE 68822
Contact: Troy Walz at 308-872-6831

To register for the meetings please either call the contact listed above or go to the link:

These workshops do not have a cost for attending and a complementary meal will be provided, but registration is required 3 days prior to the day of the workshop to ensure an accurate meal count.

Funding for this project is provided in partnership by USDA, Risk Management Agency, under award number RM18RMEPP522C044.

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