Hay bales on trailer

Carbon Sources for Composting HPAI Mortalities

April 21, 2022
Nebraska Extension is calling on businesses and residents to donate or sell wood chips, hay, lawn waste and other carbon sources to livestock producers hit hard by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).

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Cattle eating hay

Pasture and Forage Minute: Inventorying Forage Supply

February 1, 2022
With increasingly dry conditions in Nebraska, now is a good time to take stock of remaining hay and forages to make timely adjustments on your winter feed strategy.

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Cattle in clover pasture

Pasture and Forage Minute: Winter Hay Issues, Frost Seeding

January 25, 2022
Ben Beckman reviews ways to avoid grass tetany and nitrate poisoning with winter animal feed, and Brad Schick highlights the optimum conditions for frost seeding legumes in pastures. 

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Soybean field

Nebraska December Grain and Hay Stocks

January 20, 2022
Nebraska corn stocks in December 2021 were up 11% from 2020; soybeans were up 9% from last year. See all crop stock positions in the latest USDA NASS report.

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Cattle eating hay

Pasture and Forage Minute: Reducing Hay Losses, Year in Review

January 4, 2022
Brad Schick shares key strategies for preventing hay loss, and Ben Beckman discusses the importance of conducting a year-end analysis of your operation.

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Cattle eating hay

Pasture and Forage Minute: Hay Feeding Concerns

December 6, 2021
Jerry Volsky explains what happens to cattle when they ingest net wrap and twine from hay bales, and Ben Beckman reviews protein and energy values on hay tests and how to use these values when deciding your hay feed strategy.

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Hay bales in field

Pasture and Forage Minute: Understanding Hay Test Results, Winter Protein Supplements

November 30, 2021
This week, extension educators shed light on the importance of dry basis results on hay tests and using alfalfa as a protein supplement during the winter.

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baled corn

Pasture and Forage Minute: Overgraze Pastures Now to Prep for Interseeding Legumes Next Spring

September 22, 2021
This week, Extension Educator Ben Beckman explains how to produce nitrogen in a pasture by interseeding legumes — plus, a review on testing hay for its quality and baling corn stalks for forage.

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