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Grain Bin Safety Tips and Tricks

By Grace Vehige, Contributing Writer Source: Nebraska Cattleman Magazine When it comes to farm injuries, we all know someone who has been affected. Maybe it was even you. One of the leading [...]

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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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The Veterinary Toolbox

Supplies, Rules and Plans to Prepare for Veterinary Emergencies and Urgencies My parents were married May 21, 1977, and as was customary, they received a set of travel luggage in a salad-bowl-era [...]

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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, with drier [...]

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At Winter’s Gate

Feeding Strategies for Females in Late Gestation Through Winter November – the last month of autumn. By now, many spring-calving herds have weaned their 2021 calf crop and may be in a bit of a [...]

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Fetal Programming Update

Producers are aware of the complexities of beef cattle production as they attempt to efficiently manage their cow herds throughout adverse environmental conditions. From breeding to end product, [...]

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The Story Behind Antibiotic Stewardship on Your Operation

Telling your story – your side of the story – is not a new idea, but it has become more widely adopted in the agriculture community over the last few years. Farmers, ranchers and veterinarians [...]

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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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Beef Producer Safety Principles

The range of safety practices for beef producers covers many areas. Among the key principles for staying safe around livestock are the prevention of slips, trips and falls and protecting your [...]

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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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