Archived News Articles by Ben Beckman

Ben Beckman is a beef systems Extension Educator serving the counties of Antelope, Cedar, Knox, Madison and Pierce.  He is based out of the Cedar County Extension office in Hartington.  You can reach him by phone: (402) 254-6821 or email: ben.beckman@unl.edu
Heat Stress - released 6-20-22        
Summer Annual Options - released 6-13-22        
Pink Eye - released 6-6-22        
Leafy Spurge - released 5-30-22       
Alfalfa Weevil - released 5-23-22     
Implanting Calves on Grass - released 5-16-22       
Summer Annual Grass Control - released 5-9-22      
Spring Turn-Out - released 5-2-22         
The Right Stocking Rate
- released 4-25-22     
Evaluating Alfalfa Stands - released 4-18-22      
Grass Tetany - released 4-11-22
Seed Selection to Combat Alfalfa Diseases - released 4-4-22       
Benefits of Legumes - released 3-28-22   
Planning for Drought - released 3-21-22        
Early Season Forage
- released 3-14-22     
New Antibiotic Restrictions Coming Soon - released 3-7-22
Postpartum & Lactation Nutrition
- released 2-28-22
Alfalfa Winter Survival and Fall Dormancy - released 2-21-22
Dormant Alfalfa Weed Control - released 2-14-22
Winter Tetany - released 1-17-22   
Over and Under Feeding - released 1-10-22
Cedar Tree Control - released 1-3-22
Year in Review - released 12-27-21 
Supplementing Cattle On Stalks - released 12-20-21
Vitamin A & Forages - released 12-13-21
Storing and Feededing Hay Losses - released 12-6-21
Winter Cow Care Agreements - released 11-29-21    
Fall Grazing of Alfalfa - released 11-22-21
Testing Hay - released 11-15-21      
Soil Sampling Pasture and Hay Ground - released 11-8-21     
Utilizing Crop Residues - released 11-1-21     
Storing Hay - released 10-25-21
Managing Lade Season Alfalfa - released 10-18-21
Fall Pasture Management - released 10-4-21    
Grazing for Interseeding - released 9-27-21
Fall Armyworms - released 9-20-21       
Managing Fall Alfalfa
- released 9-13-21     
Nitrates: Drought & Rain
- released 9-6-21    
Late Summer Weeds
- released 8-30-21    
Kernel Processing
- released 8-23-21      
Recognizing Grasslands
- released 8-16-21    
Harvesting Corn Silage
- released 8-9-21    
Early Weaning
- released 8-2-21         
Storing Silage
- released 7-26-21   
Plant Early for Forage Success
- released 7-19-21    
Managing Summer Annual Harvest
- released 7-12-21
Plant ID - released 7-6-21  
Summer Breeding Bull Health - released 6-28-21  
Pasture Monitoring & Records - released 6-21-21     
Alfalfa Management Now - released 6-14-21
Short Pasture Concerns - released 6-7-21
Alfalfa Weevil - released 5-31-21
Leafy Spurge - released 5-24-21
Begin With The End In Mind - released 5-17-21
The Hidden Superpower of Beef released 5-11-21   
Spring Pasture Weeds  -  released 5-10-21  
Grazing Goals  -  released 5-3-21    
Spring Turn-Out  -  released 4-26-21    
Poison Hemlock  -  released 4-19-21   
The Right Stocking Rate  -  released 4-12-21    
Breeding Soundness Exams (BSEs)  -  released 4-5-21     
Grass Tetany  -  released 3-29-21  
Evaluating Alfalfa Stands
  -  released 3-22-21   
Postpartum and Lactation Nutrition
  -  released 3-15-21   
Replacing Thin Alfalfa
  -  released 3-8-21    
Planning Ahead for Your Forage Crops
  -  released 3-1-21    
Energy/Protein Balance  -  released 2-22-21      
Winter Survival and Fall Dormancy in Alfalfa
  -  released 2-15-21  
Feeding in the Cold  -  released 2-8-21    
Calving Prep
  -  released 2-1-21    
Alternative Legume Seeding
  -  released 1-25-21  
Dormant Season Grazing
  -  released 1-18-21    
Winter Bull Management  -  released 1-4-21   
Over and Under Feeding  -  released 12-28-20   
Winter Tetany
  -  released 12-21-20        
Supplementing Cattle on Stalks
  -  released 12-7-20   
Winter Cold
  -  released 12-7-20
Cedar Tree Control  -  released 11-30-20   
Pasture Fertility Recommendations
  -  released 11-23-20  
Winter Grazing  -  released 11-17-20
Herd Drought Management  -  released 11-10-20 
Fertilizing Pasture and Hay Ground
  -  released 11-2-20 
Testing Hay
  -  released 10-27-20
Hunting Leases  -  released 10-19-20
Valuing Corn Stalk Bales  -  released 10-15-20
Cull Cow Management  -  released 10-12-20
Utilizing Crop Residues  -  released 10-6-20
Forage Hazards Following a Freeze  -  released 9-28-20 
Pasture Leases  -  released 9-22-20
Evaluating Alfalfa Stands This Fall (Part 1)  -  released 8-20-20 
Evaluating Alfalfa Stands (Part 2)  -  released 8-20-20
Plant Early for Fall and Spring Forage Success released 7-27-20
Utilizing Summer Annuals for Livestock  -  released 6-26-20
Cheatgrass Greening-Up Pastures  -  released 3-30-20
Is the Price Right  -  released 2-24-20
Wet Bales Can Tip the Scales  -  released 1-29-20
Burning Your Bottom Line: How Hot Hay Changes Forage Quality  -  released 1-6-20
What to Do With Wet Hay  -  released 10-25-19
Testing Winter Feeds Still Important  -  released 1-31-19
Feeding Cows in the Cold
  -  released 1-31-19