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Cattlemen’s Update Provides Market Production and Research Updates for 2019

Posted 12/19/2018

cattle grazing in field

The Cattlemen’s Update will be Jan. 7-11 at various locations. Photo by Robert Moore.

Educational programs to be held at seven different locations across Nevada

The University of Nevada, Reno will host the annual Cattlemen’s Update across Nevada Jan. 7-11, 2019, focusing on cattle markets, cattle grazing, and upcoming and ongoing research projects that impact the Nevada beef industry. The event provides current research-based information about important management practices and issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability and sustainability of the state’s cattle production businesses.

The five-day event with seven locations across the state is a program partnership among University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources; Nevada Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency; and local sponsors. Each day, the three- to four-hour program is held at a different location, where experts discuss pertinent topics with participants. The cost is $20 per ranch per location attended, which includes lunch or dinner, event proceedings and the “Red Book” recordkeeping guide for cattlemen.

Experts from the University and Nevada, Reno; Nevada Department of Agriculture; New Mexico State University; and CS Beef Packers will discuss the following topics:

  • Cost of production and current market outlook
  • Weather outlook and changes to pasture, rangeland, and forage insurance programs
  • Improving cattle grazing distribution through bull selection
  • Animal nutrition research projects
  • Transition to electronic identification
  • Introduction to new faculty
  • New harvesting/processing policies for Wolf Pack Meats
  • Sponsor updates
  • Local veterinarian update

This year’s schedule includes:

  • Jan. 7, 10 a.m., Reno, lunch provided
    Washoe County Cooperative Extension Office, 4955 Energy Way
    This session will also be offered via interactive video at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offices in Caliente, Eureka, Logandale and Lovelock.
  • Jan. 7, 5:30 p.m., Sierra Valley, California, dinner provided
    Sierra Valley Grange #466, 92203 Highway 70
  • Jan. 8, 10 a.m., Wellington, lunch provided
    Smith Valley Community Hall, 2783 State Route 208
  • Jan. 8, 5:30 p.m., Fallon, dinner provided Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way
  • Jan. 9, 5:30 p.m., Ely, dinner provided
    Elks Lodge, 694 Campton St.
  • Jan. 10, 12:30 p.m., Elko, dinner provided
    Great Basin College Solarium, 1500 College Parkway
  • Jan. 11, 10 a.m., Winnemucca, lunch provided
    Humboldt County Cooperative Extension Office, 1085 Fairgrounds Road

Times given are registration times, with the program beginning 30 minutes later. For more information, contact Mineral County Extension Educator Staci Emm at or 775-475-4227. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call or notify Emm at least three days prior to the scheduled event.

Local sponsors include AmericanAG Credit; Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals; Churchill County Cowbells; CS Beef Packers; First National Bank of Ely; Humboldt County Cattlewomen; Kirby Manufacturing, Inc.; Lahontan Valley Veterinary Clinic; MWI, Animal Health; Neff Mill; Nevada Beef Council; Nevada Cattlemen’s Association; Pinenut Livestock Supply; Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen’s Association; Producers Livestock Marketing Association; Progressive Rancher; Smith Valley Future Farms of America; Snyder Livestock; Steptoe Future Farms of America; and White Pine Veterinary Clinic.

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