Cattlemen’s Update provides latest information for ranchers Jan. 6 – 10

Educational programs to be held throughout the state, hosted by University of Nevada, Reno

12/30/2013 - By: Claudene Wharton
Cattlemens The Cattlemen’s Update will be held Jan. 6 – 10 at various locations throughout Nevada. Shown here: a roundup in northern Nevada.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; and the College of Business will host the 2014 Cattlemen’s Update at locations across Nevada with daily educational programs Jan. 6 – 10, 2014.

The Cattlemen’s Update provides cattle producers with current information about important management practices and issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability and sustainability of their businesses. Each day during the week, the program is held at a different location in the state, where experts discuss pertinent topics with participants. Each program usually lasts two to three hours. The cost is $20 per ranch per location attended. Registration is at the door, and includes a meal and the “Red Book” tracking guide for cattlemen for each participant.

Topics to be discussed this year include:

  • Utilizing Kochia for Forage
  • Windrow/Swath Grazing Great Basin Wildrye
  • Production and Quality of 13 Annual Grass Species in Western Nevada
  • Sage Grouse Update
  • Rancher Insights on Managing Trich
  • Production Recommendations Based on Results of Social Behavior Study Results on Trichomoniasis & Update on Foothill Abortion Research
  • Animal Disease Traceability
  • Assessing the Impact of a Killed Tritrichomonas Foetus Vaccine on Clearance of the Organism and Subsequent Fertility of Heifers
  • Nevada Cattlemen's Association Update
  • Nevada Beef Check Off Update
  • Program Updates
  • Local Veterinarian Update

Dates, Registration Times and Locations (Programs begin 30 minutes after registration time.)

Jan. 6, 10 a.m., Reno, breakfast provided
Washoe County Cooperative Extension Office, 4955 Energy Way

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

Jan. 6, 6 p.m., Fallon, dinner provided
Churchill County Fairgrounds Multi-purpose Room 225 Sheckler Road

Jan. 7, 9:30 a.m., Wellington, lunch provided
Smith Valley Community Hall, 2783 State Route 208 Wellington

Jan. 8, 6 p.m., Ely, dinner provided
White Pine Convention Center, 150 Sixth St.

Jan. 9, 12:30 p.m., Elko, dinner provided
Great Basin College Solarium, 1500 College Parkway

Jan. 10, 10:30 a.m., Winnemucca, lunch provided
Humboldt County Cooperative Extension Office, 1085 Fairgrounds Road

Financial support for the Cattlemen’s Update was provided by many local sponsors throughout the state and by Herds and Harvest, a University of Nevada Cooperative Extension program supported by grant funds from the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, contact Jennifer Kintz at 775-316-2202 or kintzj@unce.unr.edu.


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