UNL Extension Offers Beef Cow Herd Profitability Workshops

UNL Extension Offers Beef Cow Herd Profitability Workshops

Topics include preparing bulls for breeding season, parasite control and the Husker Beef Lab.

Calving, breeding and summer pasture grazing are key production times for cow-calf producers. To help producers manage these important aspects of their cow herd enterprise, UNL Extension will offer two beef profitability workshops on March 8. 

The workshops will be at the Washington County Extension Office, Blair, beginning at 1 p.m., and at the Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ithaca at 7 p.m. Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the start of the meetings. 

Featured speakers are Dave Boxler, UNL Extension educator in entomology, discussing fly and parasite control for cow/calf operations; Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist, speaking on preparing bulls for the breeding season; Steve Tonn, UNL Extension educator in Washington County, sharing tips on using a calving distribution table; and Monte Stauffer and Sara Ellicott, UNL Extension educators, discussing the Husker Beef Lab Experience.

Pre-registrations will be accepted at the Douglas/Sarpy Counties Extension Office, 8015 W. Center Rd., Omaha 68124-3175 or call 402-444-7804; the Washington County Extension Office, 597 Grant St., Suite 200, Blair 68008-2550 or call 402-426-9455 or the Saunders County Extension Office, 1071 County Road G, Ithaca 68033-2234 or call 402-624-8030.

Fees include reference materials and refreshments. Make checks payable to: UNL Extension in Saunders County and mail or bring it to the Douglas/Sarpy Counties Extension Office, Washington County Extension Office or the Saunders County Extension Office.

For more information or to register, contact UNL Extension Educators: Sara Ellicott at 402-624-8030, 800-529-8030, e-mail [email protected]  or fax 402-624-8010; Monte Stauffer at 402-444-7804, email [email protected]  or fax 402-444-6430; or Steve Tonn at 402-426-9455, email [email protected]  or fax 402-426-3577. Information also is available online at http://ardc.unl.edu/;  http://washington.unl.edu  and http://douglas-sarpy.unl.edu.

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