UNL Extension Mid-Plains BEEF Session Jan. 31 Focuses On Drought

UNL Extension Mid-Plains BEEF Session Jan. 31 Focuses On Drought

Use of pasture insurance as a risk management tool is one of the topics to be covered.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension's Mid-Plains BEEF Educational Series will conduct a special Jan. 31 session on pasture and forage drought management tips for Nebraska.

The 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. session will draw on the expertise of Rick Rasby, UNL extension beef specialist, Bruce Anderson, UNL extension forage specialist, and Monte Vandeveer, Lindsay Chichester, Jessica Jones, Darci Pesek, Monte Stauffer and Steve Tonn, UNL extension educators, to share their farm management and beef cattle expertise with participants.

The program is designed for producers, veterinarians or others involved in the beef industry.

UNL Extension Mid-Plains BEEF Session Jan. 31 Focuses On Drought

This special session will deal with how to manage pastures and forages through the drought, management options for cowherds in dealing with the drought and the use of pasture insurance as a risk management tool.

Participants will learn more about managing drought-stressed cool- and warm-season grass pastures, pasture weed management strategies, fertilizing pastures, pasture insurance as a risk management tool, culling cows, early weaning calves and pregnancy checking cows.

Registration of $60 which covers educational materials, noon meal and breaks is requested by Jan. 24.

The Mid-Plains BEEF session is an effort by a team of southeastern Nebraska Extension educators. To register or obtain more information, contact them at: Lindsay Chichester, Richardson County, 402-245-4324; Jessica Jones, Johnson County, 402-335-3669; Darci Pesek, Nuckolls/Thayer counties, 402-768-7212 or 402-225-2381; Monte Stauffer, Douglas/Sarpy counties, 402-444-7804; or Steve Tonn, Washington County, 402-426-9455.

If you have questions, call any of these UNL Extension educators.
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