Ranchers who want to reduce calf loss at calving and to learn how to properly assist cows at calving should plan to attend “Assisting the Beef Cow at Calving” programs in December, with Dr. Robert Mortimer, a nationally known veterinarian from Colorado State University.

He will discuss handling calving difficulty, with emphasis on decision making and the hows and whys of techniques for providing assistance.

The cost is $20, which can be paid at the door. Pre-registration at least two days prior to the meeting is requested. Regional locations are:

Dec. 11 at Bridgeport:  Prairie Winds Community Center, 1- 3:30 p.m.; contact Aaron Berger at 308-235-3122 or aberger2@unl.edu

Dec. 11 at Gudmundsen Sandills Lab near Whitman: 6:30-9 p.m.; contact Bethany Johnston at 308-645-2267 or bjohnston3@unl.edu

Dec. 12 at Broken Bow: 4-H Building, Custer County Fairgrounds, 1 pm – 3:30 pm; contact Troy Walz at 308-872-6821 or twalz1@unl.edu

Dec. 13 at North Platte: West Central Research and Extension Center, 6:30-9 p.m.; Randy Saner at 308-532-2683 or rsaner2@unl.edu

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