UNL Extension Beef Profitability Workshop (link)
|Date:||Thursday, March 8th|
|Time:||7:00 pm-9:00 pm|
UNL Extension Offers Beef Cow Herd Profitability Workshops on February 3
Getting a healthy calf on the ground at calving time is critical to the success of any cow herd operation. Pre and post calving health, nutrition and management practices and decisions can affect the cow and calf and impact the profitability of the operation. Pre and post calving cow diets can have a dramatic affect on the cow and her calf. Adequate energy, protein and minerals are very important.
A sound health program helps to prevent sickness and get the calves off to a good start in life. To help producers manage these important aspects of their cow herd enterprise, UNL Extension will offer two beef profitability workshops on Thursday, Feb. 3. The workshops will be held at the Washington County Extension Office, 597 Grant St., Blair, beginning at1 p.m. and at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead at 6:30 p.m. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the meetings.
Featured speakers are Dr. Richard Randle, UNL Extension beef cattle veterinarian, who will discuss cow herd health programs for the spring calving cow herd and vaccination programs for growing calves, and Dr. Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, speaking on pre and post calving cow nutrition and mineral supplementation.
Additional topics will be forage sampling and testing by Sara Ellicott, UNL Extension educator and Monte Stauffer, UNL Extension educator and body condition score at calving by Steve Tonn, UNL Extension educator.
Pre-registration is encouraged by phone, fax, e-mail or mail 1 week in advance – discounts apply. Cost is $10 for registrations received one week in advance (by Jan. 27) or after that the fee is $15. Walk-ins are welcome. Pre-registrations will be accepted at the Douglas/Sarpy Counties Extension Office, 8015 West Center Road, Omaha 68124-3175 or call 402-444-7804; the Washington County Extension Office, 597 Grant Street Ste 200, Blair 68008-2550 or call 402-426-9455 and the Saunders County Extension Office, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca 68033-2234 or call 402-624-8030.
Fees include reference materials and refreshments. Make checks payable to: UNL Extension in Saunders County .
For more information or to register, contact UNL Extension Educators: Sara Ellicott at (402) 624-8030, (800) 529-8030, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (402)624-8010; Monte Stauffer at (402) 444-7804, email email@example.com or fax (402) 444-6430; or Steve Tonn at (402) 426-9455, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax( 402) 426-3577.
The workshop is sponsored by UNL Extension in Washington, Douglas/Sarpy, and Saunders Counties. UNL Extension is in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Agricultural Research & Development Center, near Mead