Nebraska Department of Ag video highlights feeding cattle opportunities
January 10, 2011
LINCOLN – The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) announce the release of a video featuring many opportunities available for feeding cattle in Nebraska. This six minute video, “Consider the Possibilities – Cattle, Corn and Co-Products,” is a great way for cow-calf producers nationwide to get an up close view of the cattle feeding industry in Nebraska, said Greg Ibach, director of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
“Nebraska has more than 5,000 feedyards willing to work with cow-calf producers interested in retaining ownership or partnering on their feeder cattle and offering competitive feeding rations from the quality feedstuffs we have available,” Ibach said.
“We have talked about Nebraska’s Golden Triangle of corn, livestock and ethanol. As the third largest corn-producing state and second in ethanol production, the cattle industry has access to an abundant supply of high-quality corn and access to distillers grains from more than two dozen ethanol plants statewide,” said Alan Tiemann, chairman of the Nebraska Corn Board and farmer from Seward.
The video features University of Nebraska Extension beef specialists discussing the economic benefits of feeding distillers grains, risk management decisions, and the parameters cow-calf producers can utilize to evaluate and select a feedyard.