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Even if you don’t use AI, estrus synchronization w/ bulls can tighten the calving season and can get non-cycling cows cycling sooner rather than later. The Beef Reproductive Task Force ( updates estrus synchronization protocols annually and provides additional resources and webinars. Here’s a few suggested resources:
2023 COW Estrus Synchronization Protocols:

Nebraska Extension offers free, self-paced QuickBooks and Quicken training for ranchers and farmers.

Registration is required for access. A URL and password will be emailed to you when you submit the registration form.

QuickBooks training:

Quicken training:

Questions? Email Jessica Groskopf, extension educator, at

Forage production is short for much of the Central Sandhills area. Planning for winter feed, marketing the calf crop, and other management decisions may look different this year. Looking for information to help with those decisions? You can find a wide range of resources at or contact T.L. Meyer, your local Nebraska Extension beef systems educator at 308-645-2267,, or in-person. You can also follow her on social media by searching “Central Sandhills Beef Educator.” 

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