May 2020

Happy Beef Month!

May is National Beef Month, which is a great opportunity to celebrate and support one of Nebraska's largest industries. Thank you to all the beef producers who work hard every day to provide quality care for their cattle, practice stewardship of the land, and produce a wholesome, nutritious beef product for consumers.

 As always, please let me know if you have any questions or need assistance with developing rations for your cattle. Stay well!

 In this Beef Update newsletter, you will find:

  • New Educational Video Series - Tailgate Talks
  • Cash Rental Rates
  • Tips for Replacing Distillers Grains in Cattle Diets
  • Pesticide Applicator Licenses Extended

New Educational Video Series - Tailgate Talks

 Tailgate Talks is designed to provide concise updates for beef cattle producers. Join Erin Laborie and Sydney O'Daniel, Nebraska Extension Educators in south central Nebraska, as they discuss timely topics related to beef cattle management.

 In this video, Sydney discusses reproductive management tools for the breeding season.  https://go.unl.edu/tailgatetalks

 Reported Cash Rental Rates for Nebraska

Preliminary findings from the 2020 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey on cash rental rates for various types of Nebraska farmland and pasture.

https://agecon.unl.edu/cornhusker-economics/2020/2020-nebraska-farm-real-estate-preliminary-results.pdf

Nebraska Extension Offers Tips For Replacing Distillers Grain In Cattle Diets

 https://ianrnews.unl.edu/nebraska-extension-offers-tips-replacing-distillers-grain-cattle-diets

A national slowdown in the production of ethanol as a result of COVID-19 has led to a shortage in distillers grain.

 Pesticide Applicator Licenses Extended

Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) is easing restrictions on pesticide applicators whose licenses are up for renewal. Commercial, non-commercial, and private applicators with expired licenses must notify NDA (Phone: 402-471-2351) of their intent to renew their license and pay the required fee by May 15, 2020. Upon receipt of payment, NDA will allow the applicator to defer the required training for license renewals until April 15, 2021.

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 Monthly newsletter that provides articles on timely topics for beef cattle producers and other beef cattle industry personnel.

 Erin Laborie       Nebraska Extension Educator - Beef Systems