December 18, 2017
Cattle producers, mark your calendars and make time to attend West Central Cattleman’s Day. This upcoming event, which will be held in two meetings, offers cattle producers the chance to update their knowledge on a range of beef-focused topics.
The event is organized and hosted by the University of Nebraska Extension and Colorado State University Extension. The first event is slated for Wray, Colo., on Jan. 23; the second event will take place on Jan. 25, in Sterling, Colo.
The aim of the program is to help cattle producers evaluate their management practices and target approaches that could improve their bottom line.
Extension personnel, and other speakers on hand, will discuss a wide range of topics, including:
• market calf premiums
• nutritional management
• risk management
• range management
• the National Beef Quality Audit
At the Sterling event, Beef Quality Assurance training will be available, too. BQA is a nationally coordinated, state-implemented program that provides information to beef producers and beef consumers, showing how common-sense animal husbandry techniques can be linked with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions. BQA programs have evolved to include best practices around good record keeping and protecting herd health.
The Wray event, to be held at Wray Community Hall, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch is provided. The cost is $15.
The Sterling event, to be held at Sterling Livestock Commission event and including the BQA training, will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner is provided. The cost is $15.
Learn more about these two events by visiting goldenplains.colostate.edu/agri/agri-cattlemansday.html.
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