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County 4-H, FFA beef weigh-in set PDF Print E-mail

The Chase County 4-H Market Beef Weigh-In is set for Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Imperial at Imperial Livestock Auction Market.
All Chase County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market heifers or market steers in a 4-H show this year are required to weigh-in, tag and identify their projects at this time.
Any youth planning to exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair or Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock Exposition will also be required to collect hair samples for DNA purposes. There will be a $6 handling fee for each animal identified to exhibit at these shows.
Those who cannot make it to the market beef weigh-in in Imperial, need to make arrangements to weigh, tag and identify at the Perkins County beef weigh-in, Jan. 31. Call Debbie Kuenning, Extension Educator at the local UNL Extension Office, if you need to make these arrangements.
For more information, please contact the UNL Extension Office at 308-882-4731 or 800-291-5309.

Beef feedlot roundtables at three sites in February PDF Print E-mail

Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting industry personnel will learn the latest in feedlot health, nutrition and economics at the 2015 Beef Feedlot Roundtables Feb. 10-12 in Bridgeport, Lexington and West Point.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Roundtables will be offered Feb. 10 at the Prairie Winds Community Center in Bridgeport, at the Holiday Inn Express in Lexington Feb. 11 and the Nielsen Community Center in West Point Feb. 12.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. with introductions and welcome at 8:20 by local Nebraska Extension Educators.
University and industry representatives will discuss beef cattle economics, animal health, nutrition and management. The program will also include a producer/industry panel on recruiting and retaining quality employees.
The program will conclude with a research update and conclude by 4 p.m.
The Nebraska Beef Council will give an update on new beef products and sponsor lunch at Nebraska locations.
Pre-registration is available by phone, fax, e-mail or mail and requested by Feb. 3. Cost is $30 and will be accepted with preregistration at the door. Cost for those who have not pre-registered will be $40.
For more information and registration forms, contact Matt Luebbe at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, 308-632-1260, by FAX 308-632-1365 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Nebraska Farm Bureau offers help with Farm Bill decision-making PDF Print E-mail

Nebraska farmers looking for assistance in evaluating how their operations might fair under different options offered through the 2014 Farm Bill can get direct one-on-one assistance, thanks to a new service offered by the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation (NFBF).
The service gives farmers and landowners an opportunity to evaluate farm bill program options for their operations by having a University of Nebraska-trained individual assist them in working through online farm bill tools, said Steve Nelson, Nebraska Farm Bureau president.
“Changes in the 2014 Farm Bill have left farmers and landowners with lots to consider as they begin making farm bill program sign-up decisions over the next several months. Landowners will consider base and yield reallocations and farmers will choose between three new farm programs,” said Nelson.
According to Nelson, the purpose of the service isn’t to tell individuals what they should do when it comes to farm programs, but rather to make sure they have good information from which to make those decisions.
Farm Bureau members can access the farm bill service for a fee of $50. Non-Farm Bureau members are eligible for the service at a fee of $100, which includes a one-year membership to the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation.
Farmers and ranchers interested in this service should contact Nebraska Farm Bureau Director of National Affairs Jordan Dux at 402-450-3555 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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