Lincoln hosts first cow efficiency symposium

This week the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be hosting the first Cow-Calf Efficiency Symposium in Lincoln. The event is sponsored by the Dr. Kenneth and Caroline Eng Foundation, which is supporting research at UNL as well as at Texas A & M and Oklahoma State University. By attending the symposium, UNL Cow-Calf Range Management Specialist Dr. Karla Jenkins says producers will gain a better understanding nutrient needs of the cow and how to meet those requirements with different resources.

Grass has always been viewed as the economical way to sustain a cowherd, but as land has become more expensive in being converted to cropland or with competition urban sprawl, how this land is being utilized is being evaluated. Jenkins says in the future cattlemen may have to decide if cows or weaned calves should hold priority grazing rangeland.

The event will be held on Embassy Suites just east of City Campus on September 12 and 13th. Registration will be taken at the door for $125. Find details online at http://go.unl.edu/cowcalfsymposium.

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