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Life Sciences

1987

Ranching

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G87-851 Improving Reproductive Performance And Productivity Of Beef Herds, Gene H. Deutscher Jan 1987

G87-851 Improving Reproductive Performance And Productivity Of Beef Herds, Gene H. Deutscher

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

NebGuide discusses management practices that can be used to improve reproduction and productivity of beef herds. The major objective of cow-calf producers should be to wean a calf from each cow every year. The average calf crop weaned in Nebraska is estimated at 80 calves weaned per 100 cows in breeding herds. A realistic goal is 90 to 95 calves weaned per 100 cows.


G87-849 Vaccinations In Sheep Flocks, Dale M. Grotelueschen Jan 1987

G87-849 Vaccinations In Sheep Flocks, Dale M. Grotelueschen

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

High economic return per dollar invested can result from proper flock health management. Vaccinations are part of health management.

A preventive health program in modern sheep production systems is advisable. High economic return per dollar invested can result from proper flock health management. Health management is much more than a vaccination program. Vaccinations themselves are considered for a variety of reasons. These include disease risk management and strict prevention. Vaccinations may also be indicated in situations where management practices other than vaccine administration do not produce optimum health or economic benefits.

It is not feasible to outline one vaccination program ...


G87-845 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Recommended Practices), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock Jan 1987

G87-845 Electrical Systems For Agricultural Buildings (Recommended Practices), Gerald R. Bodman, Laverne E. Stetson, Jack L. Schinstock

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide describes some of the specialized wiring practices and equipment required in agricultural buildings.

During June 1982, electrical system failures resulted in animal losses in excess of $100,000 on three Nebraska swine farms. In 1983, more than $45,000 worth of feeder pigs were electrocuted on another Nebraska farm. Dairy and beef animals also have been electrocuted--as have producers. A survey of more than 400 Nebraska farms revealed that over 50 percent have problems due to poor on-farm wiring. A more recent survey of 14 farms revealed none with 100 percent properly wired buildings. Many had conditions which ...