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Cow-Calf Management with Limited Perennial Acres Workshop Series

Date: Time: 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Wayne Fire Hall
Contact: Ben Beckman, (402) 254-6821
Managing cow-calf pairs with limited perennial acres will be the topic of discussion in Alma, Nebraska on December 6 and Wayne, Nebraska on December 8, 2021. Drought is a reoccurring plight that frequently reduces perennial forages available for grazing while conversion of pasture ground to crop ground continues to reduce available pasturelands. Increasing costs of production and high taxes make diversifying income and increasing the use of land necessary to get the most out of every acre.

This workshop series will be held from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. CT and will cover topics related to managing production cows in confinement such as:

1) Managing cows with limited distillers

2) Lessons learned on mineral needs of the confined cow

3) Management strategies for the nursing calf raised in confinement

4) Health observations in the confined production cow herd

In addition to presentations on these topics, producers will have the opportunity to ask questions followed by open discussions in a bullpen session at the end of the evening.

Pre-registration by December 1 is requested for an accurate meal count.

Alma, NE - Contact the Harlan County Extension office at 308-928-2119 or email Erin Laborie at erin.laborie@unl.edu to register for the Alma workshop. The program will be held at the Alma Country Club.

Wayne, NE – Contact the Cedar County Extension office at 402-254-6821 to register for the Wayne workshop. The program will be held at the Wayne Fire Hall.

Sponsors making this program possible include the Furnas County Livestock Association, Harlan County Cattlemen, Northeast Nebraska Cattlemen, and Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).

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