Cow-Calf Management With Limited Perennial Acres Workshop Series Set For December 6, 8

WAYNE – A workshop series focusing on cow-calf management with limited perennial acres will be hosted in two Nebraska communities in December.

According to a release from Wayne County Extension, this workshop series will be hosted by Karla Wilke, Cow/Calf and Stocker Management Specialist.

Managing cow-calf pairs with limited perennial acres will be the topic of discussion in Alma on Monday, December 6 and in Wayne on Wednesday, December 8.

Drought is a reoccurring plight that frequently reduces perennial forages available for grazing while conversion of pasture ground to crop ground continues to reduce available pasturelands. Increasing costs of production and high taxes make diversifying income and increasing the use of land necessary to get the most out of every acre.

Each workshop series will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. and will cover topics related to managing production cows in confinement such as managing cows with limited distillers, lessons learned on mineral needs of the confined cow, management strategies for the nursing calf raised in confinement as well as health observations in the confined production cow herd.

Sponsors making this program possible include SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education), the Furnas County Livestock Association, Harlan County Cattlemen and Northeast Nebraska Cattlemen.

In addition to presentations on these topics, producers will have the opportunity to ask questions followed by open discussions in a bullpen session at the end of the evening. Pre-registration by December 1 is requested for an accurate meal count.

Contact the Harlan County Extension office at 308-928-2119 or email Erin Laborie at to register for the Alma workshop. The program will be held at the Alma Country Club.

Contact the Cedar County Extension office at 402-254-6821 to register for the Wayne workshop. The program will be held at the Wayne Fire Hall.

Further details can be found by reaching out to Amy Topp, Extension Educator – 4H and Youth Development, in Wayne County at 402-375-3310.