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Member-Driven Policy Association, Process and Politics

I need to provide background for the key points I will make. Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) policy is brought forward by members, affiliates, councils or task forces. The policy is referred to one of [...]

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Nebraska Cattlemen Influences National Policy

In a year of canceled, postponed or “new normal” shifts to virtual meetings, the thought of the 2020 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Summer Business Meeting remaining an in-person [...]

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Creating a Risk Management Game Plan

Kenny Burdine is no stranger to the topic of price risk management. In fact, the Extension livestock economist at the University of Kentucky has given 75 to 100 presentations specifically focused [...]

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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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Laser Focused During Pandemic

  Since COVID-19-related reports provided in the June/July magazine, NC leadership and staff have remained laser focused on seeking input from members and advocating for them directly with [...]

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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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