Annual Cattleman’s Update coming to Fallon

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University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency; and other local sponsors will host the 2015 Cattlemen’s Update at locations across Nevada with daily educational programs Jan. 5–9, 2015.

The Fallon session is slated for Jan. 5 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center, not the multipurpose building at the fairgrounds. Dinner will be provided.

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.

Cooperative Extension Dean Mark Walker and College of Agriculture Dean Bill Payne will open the sessions with a discussion of research and educational needs for the Nevada livestock industry. Each session will be three hours. The cost is $20 per ranch per location attended, with lunch or dinner served. Registration is at the door, and includes the meal and the “Red Book” tracking guide for cattlemen for each participant.

Topics to be discussed this year include the following:

Digital Brand Inspection

Potential Forages in Northern Nevada

Alternative Feeds for Cattle During Drought

Improving Hay Yield Through Distribution Uniformity

Cheatgrass Fuels Reduction at a Landscape Scale

Animal Health/Disease

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Livestock Forage Program

Beef Quality Assurance

Scours and Scour Prevention

Risk Management Agency Crop and Livestock Insurance Program

Update from Local Veterinarians

Financial support for the Cattlemen’s Update was provided by many local sponsors throughout the state and by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency. For more information, contact Staci Emm at 775-945-3444 or


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