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Drought Management BeefWatch Webinar Series

Date: Time: 8:00 pm
Virtual
Contact: Kacie McCarthy, (402) 472-6074, kacie.mccarthy@unl.edu
Nebraska Extension Beef Team will be hosting a webinar series to help cattle producers plan for and manage during drought. A free webinar will be held each Tuesday at 8:00 PM Central Time.

March 2, Preparing to Make Decisions During a Drought
Dr. Jay Parsons, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Jay will discuss decision making and the importance of early planning. He will outline a process for being better prepared to make decisions in stressful situations, creating better alternatives, and avoiding common pitfalls.

March 9, The Forecast is Hot and Dry - What are my Options?
Aaron Berger, Beef Educator, Nebraska Extension
Management options such as feeding, shipping and selling will be discussed along with their potential repercussions.

March 16, Pre-During-Post Drought Management of Rangelands
Dr. Mitchell Stephenson, Panhandle Research and Extension Center
How do we prepare for a drought and manage our rangelands during and after? Mitch will walk us through trigger dates and how we can make decisions to manage our rangelands including how to use tools such as grass cast.

March 23, Alternative Forage Options During a Drought
Dr. Jerry Volesky, West Central Research and Extension Center
What are some alternative forage sources during a drought? This presentation will review different annual forages and how they might be used to increase grazing capacity or provide extra hay. Grazing management of these forages will also be discussed.

March 30, Stretching Forage to Meet Cow Requirements During a Drought
Dr. Travis Mulliniks, West Central Research and Extension Center
What do you need to consider when managing cows during a drought? Travis will discuss the importance of proper nutrition for the cow during a drought and how we can meet nutritional needs depending on forage availability.

For more information and to register, visit:

https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch-webinar-series

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This event originated in Center for Grassland Studies.