An upcoming Nebraska Extension webinar will provide an in-depth look at cattle reports produced by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service, including Cattle on Feed and Cattle Inventory surveys. It will be held Thursday, from noon to 1 p.m.
The Cattle on Feed report, which provides estimates of the number of cattle being fed a ration of grain, silage, hay and/or protein supplements for the slaughter market that are expected to grade select or better. Cattle Inventory reports are issued in January and July. They provide estimates of the number of breeding animals for beef and milk production as well as the number of heifers being held for breeding herd replacement. Estimates of cattle and calves being raised for meat production are also included, along with the number of calves born during the previous year.
The webinar will cover methodologies, content and how the reports can be beneficial to producers.
It will be presented by Nick Streff, director of the USDA NASS northern Plains Regional Field Office in Lincoln. Streff oversees data collection, analysis and publication of NASS estimates for North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. He will be joined by Elliott Dennis, assistant professor of livestock marketing in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Economics.
The webinar will be presented as part of the Agricultural Economics Extension Farm and Ranch Management weekly series.
Registration is free at farm.unl.edu/webinars.
UNL Dept of Ag Econ Webinar Series Continues
Agricultural Assistance Through PAP, ARP, and CFAP: What Are These and Why Should Farmers, Ranchers Care?
Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension Policy Specialist
Cathy Anderson, Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency Production and Compliance Section Chief
Farmers and ranchers may have heard of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative, the American Rescue Act Plan and the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. All have been in the news, but what do each of them mean for Nebraska’s producers? UNL’s Brad Lubben along with the Nebraska USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Cathy Anderson will provide an overview of each and give direction for farmers and ranchers regarding the current open application period for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 2 at FSA offices across the state.
This webinar is set for Thursday May 6th at 12 noon, and should last about an hour. Register and get more information at farm.unl.edu/webinars.