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Cattlemen’s Update holds annual event in Fallon

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The annual Cattlemen's Update comes to Fallon on Monday.
STEVE RANSON / LVN |

The 2016 Cattlemen’s Update will be in Fallon on Monday night.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Fallon Convention Center. Dinner will be provided.

The meeting provides Nevada’s cattle producers and ranchers with the most current information on topics important for their businesses 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 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