Annual Cattleman’s Update coming to Fallon
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.