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"Ranching for Profitability" to be held in Kimball on January 17


January 11, 2018

What are pillars to beef productivity? Grazing, reproduction, and cattle health are key to beef profitability and will be covered in workshops across Nebraska by beef specialists and educators.

A “Ranching for Profitability” workshop will be held January 17 from 5 pm to 9 pm at the 4-H Building in Kimball. Head of the Animal Science Department, Clint Krehbiel, will discuss “Nutrition and Management Practices for Weaned Calves for Improved Health and Well-Being.” Krehbiel will also give an update on the UNL Animal Science program. Nebraska Extension beef nutrition specialist, Travis Mulliniks, will cover managing cows’ diets before and after calving to prepare them for the breeding season. The challenge continues as land managers battle newly introduced and established problem weeds. Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, Mitch Stephenson, will discuss control methods for pasture weeds. Aaron Berger will wrap up the program discussing Rainfall Index – Annual Forage Insurance which is a tool that can be used to help mitigate precipitation risk in growing forages.

Pre-registration is requested by January 15 for a meal count. For more information and cost of the program call Aaron at the Extension Office. Cost is payable at the door. Questions? Please call the Nebraska Extension Office in Kimball at 308-235-3122.


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