Alliance Nebraska School
fellow cattle people, This is a final notice before the event. I had
the dates wrong on the last email. It will be held September 8th
(Friday) and September 9th (Saturday).
The school will be held at the Knight Museum and Sand Hills Conference Center Alliance, Nebraska 308-762-2384
Lodging available at Quality Inn Alliance Nebraska - call 308-762-7600 ex 403.
with “eyes to see and ears to hear” two of the preeminent artisans in
the grass-fed community. They will cover how to select, manage, and
breed for the herd that will produce the most beef for every bite of
Genetic management and grazing management are two sides
of the same coin. If you don’t have the correct cow on your grass you
do not get the highest utilization for each bite of grass she consumes,
regardless of the type of grazing strategy you implement on your ranch.
grass through cows is how cattle-people make their livelihood and that
requires a specific body type/shape for superior results in getting
pregnant, giving birth, raising that calf and breeding back for another
calf in 12 months.
Learn how to observe and
know what your herd bull can do for your existing cows and why he is
THE most important animal on the farm in terms of getting you to the
kind of cow herd that will excel on your farm. The bull and his
genetics are the most cost effective method for herd improvement.
Epi-genetics determines whether his offspring express get all the bull
Join two masters of the craft at a hands-on and
insightful class during which they will share their hard-earned
knowledge and wisdom regarding the art of grass-only beef production. Course outlineRegistration Form
Contact Steve Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 208-315-4726 to sign up.
Our last School of the year is October 26-27 in Valdosta Georgia.
Gearld Fry & Steve CampbellThe following is an email one of the attendees from the Fort Wayne school sent in.
we all had the pleasure of learning from Gearld and Steve, I have begun
to practice some of the skills taught and use some of their
recommendations in regards to mineral. As I expressed at the
seminar and so did some of you, pinkeye has been a thorn in my side the
last 3 years. When I went to the conference, I probably had 30
cases of active Pinkeye. This is in a herd of around 200 or more total
animals. I had 5 completely blind animals.
returned home, I didn't have access to everything I needed to
completely start the mineral program. I did have some Kansas Sea
Salt, so I thought I would start with Steve's brine solution. Once
again I didn't have a big enough tub so I used a 20 gallon mineral
tub. Instead of using a bucket, I just put 10 pounds in and
stirred it up. It was all gone the next day. For the next
week I went through 1 to 2 of these per day. Within that week all
Pinkeye in the animals that had access to the brine was
halted. Four of the blind animals recovered enough sight to
get around pretty well. The fifth is still blind and hasn't had
brine (test case I guess). I am now using a 50 gallon rubber maid
tank and I put about 20 pounds of salt in it. They go through 1 a
day with maybe a touch unfinished. Other side benefits seem to be
even shinier coats and the best of all very intense heat signs (Steve
believes my conception rates will get even better)."