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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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Market Disruptions in COVID-19 Times

As our industry struggles through a multiplicity of challenges with direct or indirect roots in the COVID-19 pandemic, I think there is value in reinforcing some historical perspective of cattle [...]

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Let’s Focus on the Positives – COVID19

What images and emotions does that suggest? I would guess that most are not pleasant memories and feelings, but rather feelings of frustration and despair. Let me ask you to set aside these [...]

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A Letter from Ed Klug

Dear Nebraska Cattlemen Members and Staff, As I wrap up my second term serving Nebraska Cattlemen as Region 7 V.P., I would like to reflect on several thoughts about NC, NCBA, and production ag [...]

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Deciding Which Distillers Grains to Feed

Distillers grains represent a valuable co-product of grain-based ethanol production and are produced in one of three forms: 1) dry (DDG) at 10 percent moisture, 2) modified wet (MWDG) at 50-55 [...]

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Winter Weather Outlook

As we close in on the end of 2019, many producers across the Midwest probably are wishing good riddance to a trying year. The year 2019 brought significant cold to the upper Midwest, followed [...]

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Takeways From NCBA YCC

Three Nebraska beef leaders participated in 10 days of intensive leadership training and a three-city tour showcasing every facet of the beef industry during the National Cattlemen’s Beef [...]

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Planning for a Short Hay Inventory on the Ranch

The abundant spring and summer moisture we have received in parts of Nebraska has been record-setting in many areas and has resulted in hay meadows and fields being inundated with water. For many [...]

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NC Response to Tyson Plant Fire

The Tyson Foods Inc. plant in Holcomb, Kansas could slaughter 6,000 head a day of cattle – or about 5 percent of the U.S. weekly beef steer and heifer slaughter capacity – before a fire destroyed [...]

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What I Learned from Pigs

This it is not an easy piece to write, because in some ways it is both a true story with a moral as well as a eulogy. During my 40-year experience with pigs, I witnessed many friends, mentors and [...]