Beef

Perceptions of Crop Consultants and Crop Producers on Grazing Corn Residue in Nebraska October 19, 2017

A new journal article by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers reports on the results of a survey asking consultants and growers about what factors influence their thinking on grazing crop residue. The report notes that while corn residue grazing is a longstanding practice in the state, currently only about 25% of the state's corn residue is being grazed.

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forage windrows
Under current market prices, windrow grazing annual forages may be a competitive option with cash grain crops. (Photo by Aaron Berger)

Annual Forages and Windrow Grazing as an Alternative to Cash Grain Crops April 18, 2017

The relationship between current grain prices and forage/pasture prices in western Nebraska is creating a scenario where forage crops may provide an economically viable alternative to a cash grain crop. From an economic perspective, at current market prices, 1.5 tons per acre of annual forage is competitive with cash grain crops in terms of generating gross dollars per acre.

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Silage Conference: What to Grow and How to Store and Price It April 22, 2016

Iowa State University and University of Nebraska—Lincoln will be hosting a one-day Silage for Beef Cattle Conference June 17 to explore best practices for making, storing and using silage.

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Planning Annual Forage Systems March 11, 2016

cattle grazing forages
Figure 1. Start grazing when the annual forage is at the proper height or stage of growth and use some form of planned or rotational grazing to ensure efficient utilization.

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