Beef Update

January 2021

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Happy New Year!

In this Beef Update newsletter, you will find:

  • Land Application Training
  • January BeefWatch Webinar Series
  • Better with Beef Happy Hour
  • Three-State Beef Conference
  • 2021 Cow/Calf College
  • Free Manure Management Calendars Available
  • Tailgate Talk - Beef Quality Assurance Update


Wishing you a safe, healthy, and prosperous new year! As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance with ration development. Happy New Year!

Land Application Training

Because of the pandemic, at least a portion of the initial training for the Land Application Training will occur via a series of Zoom sessions. Recertification events have been postponed with the hope that they can be held in-person.

January BeefWatch Webinar Series

The focus for this month's webinar series is “Preparing and Managing for the Calving Season.” Each webinar will begin at 8:00 PM Central Time. There is no cost to participate in this webinar series.


January 5 - Preventing Calf Scours

Dr. Halden Clark, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
■ Is there a way to reduce the likelihood of calf scours without adding additional vaccines or other cash expenses to your current program? Could it be as simple as a few carefully planned pen or pasture moves? Register here.


January 12 - Calving Tool Box and Record Keeping

Drs. Lindsay Waechter-Mead & Erin Jobman, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
■ Don’t be caught unprepared! Lindsay will discuss her favorite tools to have ready for calving season and tricks to help make it a smooth season. Erin will discuss how to derive valuable knowledge from your calving records. Register here.


January 19 - Calving Complications and when to call the vet

Dr. Becky Funk, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center
■ How long should you wait before you need to involve the vet? Becky will discuss how to manage calving difficulties and when you should consider calling the vet to help with complications. Register here.


January 26 - Cow Nutrition Needs at Calving and in Early Lactation

Troy Walz, West Central Research and Extension Center
■ Are your cows ready to meet the demands of calving and early lactation? Troy will discuss the importance of proper nutrition for the cow during late gestation and early lactation and also its importance to calf health and performance. Register here.

Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College

Thursday, Jan. 28th, 9am-3pm

Clay Center Fairgrounds, Clay Center, Clay County, NE, USA

Clay Center, NE

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., and the program will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Clay County Fairgrounds near Clay Center, NE. Directed Health Measures will be followed at the time of the program to protect our communities and participants. An online option will also be made available. Face-to-face participants are encouraged to wear a mask and socially distance 6 feet. Registration is highly encouraged to follow health measures and for the Cow/Calf College meal count. Register online or to Fillmore County Extension Office at (402) 759-3712 one-week prior to the program.

Tailgate Talk

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