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Risk Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Operations

This year has been anything but low key in west central South Dakota where my wife and I, along with our two children, operate our cow-calf, stocker-backgrounder and custom grazing enterprises. [...]

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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 2021. Feed prices [...]

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Focusing on Efficiency to Help Offset Rising Feed Costs

This year’s increasing and volatile corn prices have producers and cattle feeders watching every penny – and every kernel – in an effort to improve feed efficiency and profitability. Pablo Loza, [...]

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Managing Early Weaned Calves

Early weaning is typically defined as weaning before calves are 150 days of age. In extreme cases, beef calves may be weaned at 45 days of age, but more commonly, early-weaned calves are more [...]

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NC’s Balanced Position on Brand Policy

Many differing perspectives require compromises in policy, which means a broader vision for the entire industry. The policy process at Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) can sometimes be tedious as members [...]

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NC Supports U.S. CattleTrace

Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) has had a long-term policy in support of animal disease traceability housed in the Animal Health and Nutrition Committee. Whether the disease is tuberculosis, bovine [...]

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Managing Supply and Price Issues with Modified and Wet Distillers Grains

Over the past six months, distillers grains have been priced at 70 to 200 percent the price of corn, and either overflowing on your feed pads or shut completely off at the feedyard. While many [...]

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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 the op-ed of Robert Allen Rieck, [...]

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Ready for a Stop Movement Order?

If you have been around any of the Nebraska Cattlemen Animal Health and Nutrition Committee meetings over the past several years, you will have heard the push for producers to have plans for [...]

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What is? & How to Use: Risk Management and Livestock Risk Protection

Moderated by: Dr. Elliot Dennis, Agriculture Economics – UNL The webinar began with Richard Jelinek, Vice President – Global Education, FCM Division of INTL FCStone discussing the importance of [...]

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