Rick Rasby, Professor & Extension Beef Specialist , University of Nebraska

Rick Rasby joined the University of Nebraska in 1986 as Extension Beef Specialist with primary responsibilities in cow/calf management, reproduction, and nutrition.  He received a B.S. from UNL and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Since arriving in Nebraska, his extension programs have focused on economical feeding programs incorporating forages for beef cows and the evaluation of reproductive performance of the cow herd.  He has been instrumental in development of the beef website beef.unl.edu.   His research has focused on characterizing the performance and economics of cow/calf production systems, and more recently he has studied the use of grain by-products as supplements for cows and their use in heifer development diets.

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Understanding forage analysis

Using nutrient concentrations determined through NIR feed and forage analysis is a reliable, economical way to achieve better balanced diets for livestock.
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