Fundamentals of Feeding the Cow Webinar Series

Fundamentals of Feeding the Cow Webinar Series
Cattle waiting for feed. Photo by RRN/Guzman
December 4th, 2023 | Erin Laborie, Nebraska Extension Educator

Feed costs are often the largest category of expense for cow-calf producers in Nebraska.
Understanding how the cow’s nutrient requirements change throughout the year and how to
cost-effectively meet those requirements with the feed resources available can greatly influence
an operation’s bottom line.  

Nebraska Extension will be hosting a four session webinar series in January that will explain the
fundamentals of understanding a cow’s nutrition requirements and the options available to meet
a cow’s needs with grazed or harvested feed. The series will be held Monday and Thursday
evenings, January 15, 18, 22 and 25, from 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. CT.

Topics to be covered include: 
 What impacts a cow’s nutrient requirements and how do they change throughout the
year?
 How do you read and understand a feed test analysis as well as a feed tag? What do the
numbers mean?
 When comparing feed options, which is the best buy when all things are
considered?        
 What are things to consider when developing a year-round feeding plan?  

The cost of the course is $50 and includes a notebook of Nebraska Extension resources. The
course is limited to 35 participants. To register, visit https://go.unl.edu/feedingthecow.
Participants are asked to register by January 8 to ensure webinar resources are received before
the series begins. A computer and internet connection will be needed to participate in the
webinar series.
For questions about the webinar series, please contact Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension
Educator, at 308-235-3122 or aberger2@unl.edu.

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