Integrating Livestock and Cover Crops Farminar

Integrating Livestock and Cover Crops
Integrating Livestock and Cover Crops 
for Profit in Nebraska
December 19, 7 p.m. CST
Integrating livestock and Cover Crops: How much is the grazing from cover crops worth? Mary Drewnoski, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Beef Systems Specialist, and Nebraska farmer Lane Meyer will discuss on-farm research results related to their work on integrating livestock and cover crops. Data will be presented on dry matter digestibility (energy) and crude protein content of different cover crop forages, average daily gains of growing calves, the amount of grazing cover crops provide, and the economics.
  • Mary Drewnoski, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Beef Systems Specialist, is a part of an interdisciplinary team evaluating Economical Systems for Integrated Crop and Livestock Production in Nebraska. Her current research and extension program is focused on the utilization of crop residues and cover crop forage for backgrounding calves and feeding beef cows.
  • Lane Meyer started the Meyer Cattle Company in Johnson, Nebraska, in 2010. The farm’s mission is to use knowledge and experience to breed high quality, well-balanced cattle for commercial cattlemen. Lane and his family have been integrating cover crops into their cattle operation for ten years
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2017 Fall Farminar Schedule
All farminars are held on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 pm CST and you can view rebroadcasts for free online
Look for an announcement in early 2018 for a full line-up of farminar topics in January and February!
Presented by Jim and LeAnn Van Der Pol, Pastures A’ Plenty Farm, Kerkoven, Minnesota; Rachel Dahl, Hellmuth & Johnson Law Firm (now archived)
Presented by Natasha Hegmann, Turkey River Farm, Elkport; Ryan Pesch, Lida Farm, Pelican Rapids, MN
Presented by Billy Sammons, Churdan; Scott Shriver, Jefferson; Francis Thicke, Fairfield
Presented by Jeanie McKewan, Brightflower Farm, Stockton, Ill
Presented by John and Ian Stigge, Washington, KS
Dec. 19 – “Integrating Livestock and Cover Crops for Profit in Nebraska”
Presented by Mary Drewnowski, University of Nebraska Lincoln; Lane Meyer, Johnson, NE
Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2017 fall farminars are made possible with funding from Ceres Trust, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Water Quality Initiative, McKnight Foundation, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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