Cattlemen’s Update slated for Jan. 4 in Fallon

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The Cattlemen’s Update will provide Nevada’s cattle producers and ranchers with the most current information on topics important for their businesses Jan. 4-11 at various locations across Nevada.

The annual event is being presented by the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, with support from the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency and other local sponsors.

The Cattlemen’s Update provides current research-based information about important management practices and issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability and sustainability of cattle production businesses.

Each day during the week, the program is held at a different location in the state, where experts discuss pertinent topics with participants. Sessions are approximately three hours, and the cost is $30 per ranch per location attended, with lunch or dinner served. Registration is at the door, and includes the meal and the “Red Book” record keeping guide for cattlemen.

Topics to be discussed this year include the following:

U.S. Dietary Guidelines and Meat Consumption Debate

How the Drought Monitor Works

National Cow Numbers and Market Trends

Options in Pregnancy Testing Your Cows

Meat Science and Food Safety at the University of Nevada, Reno: Program Overview

Ecological Costs of the Status Quo

Producer-Oriented Rangeland Monitoring App

Update on Nevada Animal Health/Disease

Sponsor Updates

Update From Local Veterinarians

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

Jan. 4, 10 a.m., Reno, lunch provided

Washoe County Cooperative Extension Office, 4955 Energy Way

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

Jan. 4, 5:30 p.m., Fallon, dinner provided

Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way

Jan. 5, 10 a.m., Wellington, lunch provided

Smith Valley Community Hall, 2783 State Route 208

Jan. 6, 5:30 p.m., Ely, dinner provided

White Pine Convention Center, 150 Sixth St.

Jan. 7, 12:30 p.m., Elko, dinner provided

Great Basin College Solarium, 1500 College Parkway

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

Winnemucca Events Center, 1085 Fairgrounds Road

Jan. 11, 10 a.m., Sierra Valley, Calif., lunch provided

Sierra Valley Grange #466, 92203 Highway 70

For more information, contact Jennifer Kintz at, Jessica Smith at or the Mineral County Cooperative Extension office at 775-945-3444.


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