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his article was first published in the May 2024 edition of RightRisk News.

As we approach the end of May, it may be time to start thinking of the summer heat, particularly that first heat event that cattle and folks who manage may not be prepared for.  The following is a list of some strategies cattle feedlot managers and their crews could begin thinking about as nice weather today turns into heat-stressing weather later. 

The list is divided into areas of focus based on cattle type, feeding and watering considerations, and facilities management.

Updated land values and cash rental rates for 2024 are now available in the 2024 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey's preliminary report.

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program's book club offers a quarterly selection relevant to women in agriculture. We host a virtual discussion or presentation each quarter to further connect readers to each title. 

The Nebraska Women in Agriculture program has announced “The Turnaround: A Rancher’s Story,” by David Pratt, as the choice for its first book club of 2024, which will conclude with a virtual discussion at 1 p.m. Central time on March 21.

“The Turnaround” is the story of a ranch family struggling to make their ranching operation financially sustainable. The family is introduced to Ranching for Profit’s principles by a neighbor and begin a journey towards a more stable future.

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