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Beef industry focus of Cattleman’s Day here Feb. 19 PDF Print E-mail

Sale barns broke records on cattle prices last year.
Mother Nature, as usual, was also unpredictable and input prices also continued to creep upward—forage was no exception.
Cattle producers may have questions about what to do in 2015. A meeting next Thursday, Feb. 19, in Imperial will be focusing on the changing beef industry.
“To stock or not to stock?” That is the question. From buying cows, retaining heifers to breed or keeping cows longer, can producers afford to rebuild their herd?
Robert Tigner, Nebraska Extension Educator formerly in the Southwest Four, will discuss restocking and replacing—the economics of moving forward on the ranch.
The latest research on fly control for beef herds will be discussed by Extension Educator Dave Boxler.
Choosing an implant program for beef herds will be discussed by Dr. Kelly Burns, Associate Director West Central Research and Extension Center, UNL.
Dr. Casey Matney, Range Extension Specialist with CSU Extension, will discuss controlling weeds with livestock and how well it really works.
Other topics for the program include:
“Profit Centers for Your Beef Business” by Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension Educator.
“Health and Nutrition for Backgrounding Calves” by Chris Shelley, CSU Livestock Agent.
“Livestock Related Provisions of the 2014 Farm Bill” by Dr. Brent Young, Ag Business Management Specialist with CSU Extension.
“Grazing Corn Residue” by Strahinja Stepanovic, Nebraska Extension Educator in Chase and Perkins Counties.
The Feb. 19 meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial. Contact the Chase County Extension Office at 308-882-4731 to register.


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