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(Neb.)-Beef Short Courses To Provide Drought Management Strategies For Cattle Producers

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 12/12/2012 09:15 AM

(REGIONAL)-The drought of 2012 reduced forage supply and has produced many challenges for cow/calf producers. An upcoming series, the 2012-2013 Beef Short Courses, will focus on management strategies that will help producers work through and develop plans for their cow/calf enterprise.
On Thursday, December 13th, presenter Rick Rasby will focus on feeding strategies, and on Thursday, December 20th, Dr. Richard Randle will address managing body condition and difficult births at calving. Programs on January 17th and 24th will feature Drs. Jerry Volesky and Bruce Anderson discussing range and pasture conditions depending on winter and spring moisture.
All programs will run on Nebraska television station NET2 at 6:00 p.m. MST. For individuals who do not receive NET2, the programs will be available online at http://beef.unl.edu.
Following are the dates, topics, and presenters for the Beef Short Courses:
NET programs
December 13, 2012 - Winter Feeding Considerations for the Beef Cow Herd with Rick Rasby, Beef Specialist, University of Nebraska
December 20, 2012 - Managing Calving with Dr. Richard Randle, Extension Veterinarian, University of Nebraska
January 17, 2013 - If the Drought Ends: Grazing and Forage Options with Dr. Bruce Anderson and Dr. Jerry Volesky, Pasture and Range Specialist, University of Nebraska
January 24, 2013 - Grazing and Forage Options with Continuing Drought with Dr. Bruce Anderson and Dr. Jerry Volesky, Pasture and Range Specialist, University of Nebraska
                For more information, call 308-327-2312.
 
--UNL Extension in Sheridan County


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