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What’s good for the herd is good for the bird

Grasslands historically covered approximately 170 million acres of North America and were the dominant landscape of Nebraska. Whether short, mixed, or tallgrass prairie, these landscapes provided [...]

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Constructing Effective Livestock Facilities

Source: Nebraska Cattleman Magazine By Shaye Koester, Contributing Writer Processing and housing facilities are a necessity for livestock producers. They contribute to animal welfare, animal [...]

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Can Cover Crops Plus Cattle Be a Recipe for Improved Soil Health?

By Mary Drewnoski, Ph.D., Beef Systems Specialist, University of Nebraska Source: Nebraska Cattleman Magazine Many of the species promoted and utilized as cover crops can be excellent forage [...]

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Visualize, Document and Execute a Future Grazing Plan

For cow-calf producers during a year of normal rainfall in the Midwest, a detailed grazing plan to manage resources in an efficient and productive manner can be supportive. In 2021, […]

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Windbreaks – a Worthy Investment

“For every $1 invested in a livestock windbreak, a beef cow producer realizes $7 in return,” says Doak Nickerson, northwest district forester for the Nebraska Forest Service. Weather is an […]

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Savvy Feed Storage

How Smart Storage Options Can Help Maintain Feed Quality Like many areas across the country, Nebraska has seen a vast range of rainfall from the northwest to the southeast in […]

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The Role of Natural Gas in February’s Power Shortages

Energy is an ever-growing topic in agriculture, especially after the power shortages producers experienced in the February 2021 Winter Storm “Uri.” “The Complicated Issue of Power” was outlined [...]

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Response Editorial: Proud To Help Feed the World

Response to “Look at our Food Chain” by Robert Allen Rieck, Jr As a person who has spent my entire life in agriculture and primarily in animal agriculture, I find […]

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Legal status of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Ashley Kohls, Director of Government Affairs talks with Scott Yager, NCBA Chief Environmental Council on the recent Navigable Waters Protection Rule. On June 22nd, the Navigable Waters Protection [...]