Beef Update

March 2023

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In this Beef Update newsletter, you will find:

  • 2023 Nebraska Ranch Practicum Application
  • Beef Quality Assurance Trainings
  • Mineral Supplementation Survey
  • Generational Transition Workshop
  • Women In Ranching Education and Development (WIRED)
  • Managing Cattle for Profit Workshop
  • Filling Spring and Early Summer Forage Gaps
  • Getting More Out of Fall Forage Cover Crops: Is Strip Grazing Worth It?

  • Grassland CRP: What It Is, How It Works, and Frequently Asked Questions

If you are needing BQA or BQAT certification/recertification, please note the training opportunities in southwest Nebraska next week. As always, don't hesitate to reach out with questions. Take care!

Beef Quality Assurance

Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance will be offering Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT) Certification. Upcoming dates and locations include:

  • Monday, March 6 at 4 p.m. - Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial
  • Tuesday, March 7 at 4 p.m. - Phelps County Ag Center in Holdrege
  • Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. - West Central Research & Extension Center in North Platte

BQA and BQAT certification is valid for three years. The certification fee is $20/person or a flat fee of $100 for operations who bring 5+ people. Register online at or by calling the Panhandle Research and Extension Center at 308-632-1230. Locations with no registered attendance will be canceled.

Nebraska Extension Seeking Producer Input on Mineral Supplementation Practices and Research and Education Needs

Nebraska Extension is looking to gather more information on cow-calf producers’ mineral supplementation practices. To better establish research and educational resource needs for beef cattle producers, Nebraska Extension has released a producer needs assessment survey targeting cow-calf producers.

Nebraska Extension is looking to do their part to ensure that producers have suitable informative mineral resources available to them. However, we must first understand what producers are doing, what they know, what they don’t know, and what questions they may have. By participating in this anonymous survey, cow/calf producers can help Nebraska Extension better meet their needs.

Survey responses will be utilized for future research, educational programming, and resource development. Additionally, Nebraska cow-calf producers can express their interest in having their operation included in future on-farm mineral supplementation research. To access and complete the survey, click here.

Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming Webinars

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