Conference Looks at Sustainable Use of Crop Residues for Livestock Feeding - UNL CropWatch, 2013

Conference Looks at Sustainable Use of Crop Residues for Livestock Feeding - UNL CropWatch, 2013

May 24, 2013

UNL Extension will be hosting a conference and webinar on June 10 to explore the sustainable use of crop residues for cow/calf and yearling operations. It will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CDT).

Participants can attend the conference at the UNL Ag Research and Development Center near Mead or at the UNL West Central Research and Extension Center at North Platte. They also can access a live broadcast on the internet.

Producer panels will be hosted at both locations to focus on regional issues.

Topics will include:

  • Residue use and subsequent crop production
  • Grazing cornstalks—performance, stocking rate, and supplementation
  • Increasing quality and palatability of residue with byproducts
  • Storing byproducts mixed with residues
  • Ammoniating cornstalks and wheat straw
  • Alkaline treatment of cornstalks and wheat straw
  • Confinement and limit-feeding cows and pairs
  • Annual forages, cover crops/double crop options
  • Market outlook, feed costs, break-even points, and drought

Newly developed apps and electronic decision support tools will be demonstrated.

Webinar Access and Registration

The webinar may be viewed at https://connect.unl.edu/crop/ on the day of the event. Viewers will be able to ask questions and submit comments to the speakers via a webinar chat box. Some presenters will be speaking from the ARDC and others from the WCREC, but both locations will be linked via the internet.

Web participants may view either producer panel and pre-recorded demonstrations of ammoniation and alkaline treatment of crop residues.

There is a $10 fee for those attending in person to cover lunch. The webinar is free.

Please RSVP by June 6 to Lindsay Chichester at 402-624-8007, lindsay.chichester@unl.edu, if attending in Mead or Aaron Stalker at 308-696-6707, aaron.stalker@unl.edu, if attending in North Platte.