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Cattlemen’s Update provides latest information for ranchers Jan. 4 — 11

Posted 12/8/2015

Cattle Grazing

Educational programs to be held throughout the state, hosted by University of Nevada, Reno

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, 2016, 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" recordkeeping guide for cattlemen.

Topics to be discussed this year include:

  • 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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