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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Cattlemen’s Update returns to provide market, production and research updates

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The University of Nevada, Reno will host the annual Cattlemen’s Update in person and virtually in 2022, Jan. 10 – 14. For more than 40 years, the University has held several sessions across Nevada in January to provide ranchers with current research-based information about issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability and sustainability of their businesses and Nevada’s cattle industry.

The five-day event, offered virtually once and then at six locations across the state, is a partnership led by the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, and its Extension and Experiment Station units. Other program partners include local sponsors and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Speakers for this year include State Veterinarian Amy Mitchell, Extension Educator for Churchill County Carson Anderson Oney, Professor and Extension Educator for Humboldt County Brad Schultz, and Associate Professor of Rangeland Sciences and Extension Specialist Paul Meiman. 

At the three- to four-hour sessions, experts will discuss pertinent topics with participants, including topics on animal health and cattle markets and production. The cost is $20 per ranch per location attended, which includes lunch or dinner, event proceedings and the “Red Book” recordkeeping guide for cattle producers. 

This year’s schedule includes: 

Other sessions are offered in Sierra Valley, Calif., Gardnerville, Ely, Elko and Winnemucca.

Times given for the in-person sessions are registration times, with the program beginning 30 minutes later. For more information, contact Staci Emm, Extension educator for Mineral County, at emms@unr.edu or 775-475-4227. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call or notify Paul Lessick, civil rights and compliance coordinator, at plessick@unr.edu or 702-257-5577 at least three days prior to the scheduled event.

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