Moosletter: May 2019

Moosletter: May 2019
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May 2019                                                                              Volume 5 Issue 5
In this Issue
Calendar of Events

17: Risk Management Tools Review webinar. 12:00 PM CST. Click here to access the webinar. No registration required.  
23: Dairy Barn Lighting Webinar. 12:00 PM CST. Click here to access the webinar.  No registration required.  

1-2: Moo at the Zoo; Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.  See details below.
Flood related information can be found at
Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund
Application for Aid - Flood and Winter Storm Ulmer/Bomb Cyclone Event (March 2019)
The Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund is providing financial assistance on a statewide basis to needy or distressed cattle producers in Nebraska impacted by Winter Storm Ulmer/Bomb Cyclone.
Eligible applicants under the Fund include any cattle producer with an operation located in a county or tribal area falling under an emergency or disaster declaration made by the Nebraska Governor or Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Moreover, applicants must demonstrate genuine need or distress as a result of the disaster by providing relevant asset information and certifying their assets are not sufficient or adequate to rebuild from the damage suffered.
Membership in Nebraska Cattlemen is NOT required for an applicant to receive relief.
Submitted applications must be fully completed and have all required eligible expense documentation attached or enclosed to be considered. Applicants may submit documentation and requests for reimbursement for cattle production expenses not paid for by insurance or other governmental sources, including but not limited to costs for rebuilding and recovery for lost fencing and pens, feed, livestock/carcass removal or other necessary cattle production costs directly related to rebuilding from the winter storm.   Documentation can include copies of receipts for purchases of supplies, invoices for repairs, photos of damage, etc.
Applicant must demonstrate that expenses/losses incurred were related to cattle production and directly caused by recent storms and flooding as the result of Winter Storm Ulmer/Bomb Cyclone in the State of Nebraska.
Submitted applications will be reviewed individually by a committee selected by the Nebraska Cattlemen Disaster Relief Fund Board of Directors. Eligibility for financial assistance will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the goal of distributing relief so as to maximize the Fund's charitable impact to support cattle producers in Nebraska. The total amount that each applicant will be eligible to receive will be determined after the application period ends in accordance with the above stated impact goal. The review committee has the right to reject any and all applications for any reason.
Applications must be completed and have all required documentation to be considered.
Applications for relief must be postmarked by May 31, 2019. No application will be considered if postmarked after that date.
Completed applications must be mailed to 4611 Cattle Drive, Lincoln, NE 68521 or scanned and e-mailed to
NSDA and NDID boards to meet

The next Nebraska State Dairy Association (NSDA) and Nebraska Dairy Industry Development (NDID) board meeting will be June 6th at Larson Farms 50903 190th Ave, Creston NE. NDID will start at 10am and the NSDA will start at 1pm.
Crisis webinar flyer May 2019
Protecting your farm from activists webinar
May 23, 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Register here. 
By Kim Clark, Dairy Extension Educator
Authored for Progressive Dairyman March 2019

Kim Clark Nebraska Extension educator headshotBedding choice directly influences cow comfort, but the decision on which material to put underneath cows must consider several other factors, such as cost, availability, ease of handling, udder health, pathogen growth and more.

Use the following list of pros and cons to sort through the options for making the best beds on your dairy.

Click here for full article.

Moo at the Zoo

It's that wonderful time of year again, MOO AT THE ZOO! To kick off June as dairy month we will be partnering with the Henry Doorly Zoo to engage consumers and conflicted health seekers at our Annual Moo at the Zoo event. Moo at the Zoo will be June 1st and 2nd this year, and will be packed full of good clean fun for all families. Once again, the Engelman family is bringing the livestock for our viewing pleasure, we will have the dairy ambassadors leading up conversation and helping with a scavenger hunt, we have an "Ask a Farmer" booth,  a coloring contest to enhance our relationship with Millard Public Schools, the Governor will proclaim June as Dairy month (specifics to be determined) and much more! This event is extremely important to capturing the ROI of our target group and a perfect opportunity for the Nebraska Dairy Farmers to tell their story and bring dairy to life!
Here are some of the specifics on scheduling, tickets, and shirts. Our team decided to provide 3 shifts for both days.
June 1st & 2nd 2019
Shift one: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Shift Two: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Shift Three: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
We are asking that we have 2 dairy farm families per shift. Also, Each volunteer dairy farm family has the ability to bring up to 6 family members to the zoo for free on the day they volunteer.  We will also be providing a shirt for the adult volunteer dairy farmers so you can be easily identified during the event.  This year we are implementing a volunteer sign up link for Moo at the Zoo. When you select the hyperlink it will direct you to the available time slots. Once you chose which time you'd like to volunteer, it will prompt you to the information page. Please enter in BOTH ADULT VOLUNTEER SHIRT SIZES in the box next to the shift  and select the proper quantity you desire. Also, there is an area that you will be prompted to enter your farm name and number of additional tickets requested. (up to 6) When you have completed the volunteer sign up, please make your way over to the Midwest Dairy website to create a Farmer Calling Card. Our deadline for farmer calling card creation is MAY 3, this will ensure that we can get them printed and shipped in time for you to use them at the zoo. If
you have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to call or email anytime.
Nebraska State Dairy Association logo
Kris Bousquet, Exec. Director
Phone: (531) 207-4291
Are you an NSDA member? Click here for membership information.
Nebraska Extension logo
Kim Clark, Dairy Extension Educator
Phone: (402) 472-6065
Thank you to our sponsors
Automated Dairy Specialists      Aschoff Construction     Midwest Dairy     Nebraska Corn Board   
Enogen Feed    Farm Credit Services     Frontier Mills, Inc.   Nebraska Vet Services    
Nebraska Soybean Board    Nutrient Advisors
Ag Processing, Inc./Amino Plus   Cappel Sales, Inc.  Diamond V  Gallagher  Midwest Livestock Systems   Nebraska Dairy Systems    Progressive Nutrition
Advanced Comfort Technology/DCC Waterbeds   Agri-King, Inc   AgVenture The Seed Company     Alltech     Animal Health International   Balchem Animal Nutrition   Central Confinement Services, Ltd   Central Dairy Supply   DeHaan, Grabs & Associates, LLC   Elosyl Products, Inc.   Heartland Builders    Hiland Dairy Foods    IDEXX LALA Branded Products     Legend Seeds   LG Pumping   Multimin USA   USDA-NASS, Northern Plains Region   Peterson Ag Systems   Phibro Animal Health Corporation   Select Sires MidAmerica   Sioux Automation Center, Inc.   ST Genetics   West Point Dairy Products, LLC.
Agropur   American Agco Trading Company    Associated Milk Producers, Inc.  CMP Dairy Consulting    Connor Agriscience    Dairy Farmers of America     Elanco   Form-A-Feed   Nebraska Cattlemen   Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation   Nebraska Public Power District   XFE Products  
Dairy Booster
Bills Volume Sales, Inc.      Holstein Association USA  Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska   Nebraska Dairy Extension    We Support Ag    Nebraska Department of Agriculture   
Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Nebraska State Dairy Association Mission: The purpose of the Nebraska State Dairy Association is for the promotion of dairy interests in the state of Nebraska.


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