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Posted 12/19/2018The Cattlemen’s Update will be Jan. 7-11 at various locations. Photo by Robert Moore.
Educational programs to be held at seven different locations across Nevada
The University of Nevada, Reno will host the annual Cattlemen’s Update across Nevada Jan. 7-11, 2019, focusing on cattle markets, cattle grazing, and upcoming and ongoing research projects that impact the Nevada beef industry. The event provides current research-based information about important 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 program partnership among University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; Nevada Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency; and local sponsors. Each day, the three- to four-hour program is held at a different location, 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 the University and Nevada, Reno; Nevada Department of Agriculture; New Mexico State University; and CS Beef Packers will discuss the following topics:
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
Local veterinarian update
This year’s schedule includes:
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.
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