Nebraska Extension's Mid-Plains Beef Educational Series will conduct a session on preparing for the upcoming cattle breeding season April 2 at the University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.
The session will draw upon the expertise of Richard Randle, doctor of veterinary medicine and UNL Extension beef veterinarian, who will discuss breeding soundness exams and trichomoniasis testing for bulls. Kate Brooks, extension livestock economist, will talk about economic decisions of keeping vs. culling -- late calf heifers, no calf or last calf cow. Extension educator Allan Vyhnalek will discuss pasture leasing provisions.
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program ends at about 3:30 p.m. Cost is $10 by March 27 or $15 at the door. Make checks payable to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lunch and handouts will be provided.
The Mid-Plains BEEF Educational Series is an effort by a team of southeastern Nebraska Extension educators.
To register or obtain more information, contact: Lindsay Chichester, Saunders County, 402-624-8030; Steve Tonn, Washington County, 402-426-9455; or Monte Stauffer, Douglas/Sarpy counties, 402-444-7804.
Source: University of Nebraska Extension