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Nevada Cattlemen’s Update Provides Latest Information for Ranchers Jan. 5-9

16:07PM Dec 19, 2014

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 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:

  • 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

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

  • Jan. 5, 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 Logandale, Caliente, Tonopah, Lovelock and Eureka.
  • Jan. 5, 6 p.m., Fallon, dinner provided
    • Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way
  • Jan. 6, 9:30 a.m., Wellington, lunch provided
    • Smith Valley Community Hall, 2783 State Route 208
  • Jan. 7, 6 p.m., Ely, dinner provided
    • White Pine Convention Center, 150 Sixth St.
  • Jan. 8, 12:30 p.m., Elko, dinner provided
    • Great Basin College Solarium, 1500 College Parkway
  • Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m., Winnemucca, lunch provided
    • Winnemucca Events Center, 1098 Fairgrounds Road

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

Source: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension