The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Mid-Plains Beef Educational Series will conduct a special December session on expanding grazing options, pricing inputs and reducing health problems at calving at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center (1071 County Road G, Ithaca).

The session will draw on the expertise of Rick Rasby, UNL Extension beef specialist; Richard Randle, DVM and UNL Extension beef veterinarian; Keith Glewen, UNL Extension crops educator; Humberto Blanco, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture; and Jim MacDonald, UNL professor of ruminant nutrition.

The program is designed for producers, veterinarians, students or others involved in the beef industry. This special session will include cover crops and how they may fit into a beef grazing system, testing forages for quality, pricing strategies for hay and supplements, grazing corn stalks and its impact on grain yields, grazing corn stalks with cattle and reducing and preventing calf health problems at and during birth.

The session will be Dec. 16, with registration at 9:30 a.m. and ending at approximately 4 p.m. at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

Registration is requested by Dec. 13. The cost is $15 which covers educational materials, noon meals and breaks.

To register or obtain more information, contact Steve Tonn, Washington County, 402-426-9455.

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