Cattle in snowy cornstalks

Pasture and Forage Minute: Snowy Grazing Concerns, Nutrient Loss in Baled Cornstalks

December 5, 2022
This week, extension educators focus on crop residue, including livestock grazing challenges after a snow or ice event, and calculating nutrient loss in baled cornstalks.

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Cattle eating hay
Choosing the right protein may help bring the cost of feed down and more accurately meet the needs of your cattle.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Cornstalk Quality after Precipitation, Alfalfa for Protein

November 22, 2022
This week, Jerry Volesky reviews cornstalk feed quality after rain and snow, and Brad Schick discusses the pros and cons of alfalfa as a supplemental protein.

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Cattle grazing cover crops

Nebraska Extension's Cover Crop Grazing Conference Set for Nov. 1

October 5, 2022
Nebraska Extension's second annual grazing conference will feature presentations on rotational/strip grazing, perennial and annual forage grazing, live field demos and a producer panel.

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Drought-stressed corn

Graze Drought-stressed Cornstalks Carefully

August 26, 2022
Cornstalk residue is a tremendous resource for fall and winter grazing; however, care needs to be taken in grazing drought-stressed cornstalks due to the potential of high nitrates in the feed this year.

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Cattle in thunderstorm
Speeding up grazing during periods of precipitation and slowing down during dry times is a great strategy to use while adjusting for weather conditions.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Forage Options for Post-Harvest Wheat Fields, Grazing Strategies for Inclement Weather

July 7, 2022
Extension educators share insights on forage options for dryland and irrigated wheat fields after harvest, and how to adjust grazing during periods of both wet and dry climate.

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Grazing cattle

Nebraska Grazing Conference on Aug. 9-10

July 6, 2022
This year’s program will feature topics of grazing lands conservation, invasive species management, grazing systems and wildlife management.

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Cutting hay
An important, yet often overlooked, way to determine when to cut grass hay is what quality of hay is needed on the operation.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Considerations for Cutting Hay, Controlling Bluegrass

June 28, 2022
Extension educators discuss some often overlooked factors for determining a grass hay cut date, and share recommendations on timing irrigation for more effective control of bluegrass in alfalfa.

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Wildfire damage
CropWatch file photo

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Nebraska Farmers and Livestock Producers Impacted by Drought, Wildfire

April 26, 2022
USDA has technical and financial assistance available to help Nebraska farmers and livestock producers across the state recover from recent wildfires and ongoing drought.

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