Cattlemen’s Update Takes Ag Research on The Road

unr's main station farm
Cattle grazing at UNR’s Main Station Farm, Image: UNR

The University of Nevada, Reno is hosting the annual Cattlemen’s Update across Nevada January 7 to 11, 2019. The workshops focus on cattle markets, cattle grazing, and upcoming and ongoing research projects that impact Nevada’s beef industry.

Research-based information is provided about management practices and issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability, and sustainability of the state’s cattle production businesses.

The five-day event with seven locations across the state is a partnership among University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; UNR’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the Nevada Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, and local sponsors.

The three- to four-hour program is held at different locations where experts discuss pertinent topics with participants. The cost is $20 per ranch per location attended, which includes lunch or dinner, event proceedings and the “Red Book” recordkeeping guide for cattlemen.

Experts from UNR, the Nevada Department of Agriculture, New Mexico State University, and CS Beef Packers will discuss the following:

  • Cost of production and current market outlook
  • Weather outlook and changes to pasture, rangeland, and forage insurance programs
  • Improving cattle grazing distribution through bull selection
  • Animal nutrition research projects
  • Transition to electronic identification
  • Introduction to new faculty
  • New harvesting/processing policies for Wolf Pack Meats
  • Sponsor updates
  • Local veterinarian update

Schedule

Jan. 7, 10 a.m., Reno, lunch provided

Washoe County Cooperative Extension Office, 4955 Energy Way

This session will also be offered via interactive video at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices in Caliente, Eureka, Logandale and Lovelock.

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Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m., Sierra Valley, California, dinner provided

Sierra Valley Grange #466, 92203 Highway 70

Jan. 8, 10 a.m., Wellington, lunch provided

Smith Valley Community Hall, 2783 State Route 208

Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m., Fallon, dinner provided

Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way

Jan. 9, 5:30 p.m., Ely, dinner provided

Old St. Lawrence Hall, 504 Mill St.

Jan. 10, 12:30 p.m., Elko, dinner provided

Great Basin College Solarium, 1500 College Parkway

Jan. 11, 10 a.m., Winnemucca, lunch provided

Humboldt County Cooperative Extension Office, 1085 Fairgrounds Road

Times given are registration times, with the program beginning 30 minutes later. For more information, contact Mineral County Extension Educator Staci Emm at [email protected] or 775-475-4227. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call or notify Emm at least three days prior to the scheduled event.

Courtesy of UNR.

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