Market Impacts of a Meat Tax

March 20, 2019
In this week's Cornhusker Economics, two authors from the Department of Agricultural Economics address implications of a meat tax on livestock production and grain production.

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Cattle grazing cover crops
The benefits of grazing cover crops will be one feature of the Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference March 6 in Beatrice.

Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference March 6

February 4, 2019
Soil health, cover crops, and grazing annual cover crops will be among the topics at the Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference on Wednesday, March 6, in Beatrice.

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Cattle grazing cover crops

Cover Crop Grazing: Impacts on Soils and Crop Yields

January 22, 2019
Results from a three-year study in rainfed and irrigated no-till cropping systems in Nebraska suggest that moderate cattle grazing of cover crops may not negatively impact soil properties and crop production.

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NDA Encourages Livestock Producers to be Mindful of Mycotoxin Levels in Grain

November 16, 2018
The Nebraska Department of Agriculture encourages growers to be mindful of mycotoxin levels in corn being fed to livestock this winter. Summer drought in some areas couple with wet harvest conditions created a high risk for mycotoxins to grow.

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Is my Alfalfa Safe to Graze?

November 9, 2018
Many alfalfa fields had good late-season growth, making grazing an option for some growers. While there's no guarantee against bloat when grazing alfalfa, taking these steps can minimize the risk.

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Cattle grazing a corn field
Cows grazing corn residue may not remove as much organic material and as many nutrients as might be expected, but they will likely redistribute some nutrients in the field due to their traffic patterns.

Nutrient Removal by Cows Grazing Corn Residue

November 5, 2018
Nutrient removal by cows grazing corn residue may not be as much as you might think. Here a livestock and a forage specialist break down the numbers and look at removal rates for organic matter and minerals.

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Soybeans

Can Damaged or Discolored Soybeans be used as Cattle Feed?

October 24, 2018
Quality issues with soybeans this year are leading some growers to seek alternative markets. Damaged or discolored whole, raw soybeans can be a good protein source for cattle and provide a market option for growers.

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Making Silage from Late-Season Hail-Damaged Corn

August 29, 2018
For corn growers with cattle or whose neighbors have cattle, making silage from late-season hail-damaged corn can be a good option. Here's what to consider.

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