2017 Winter Cattlemen's EditionWritten by Emilee Gibb
Inside the January 28th RoundupWritten by WyLR
Here's a preview of the January 28th edition of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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YF&R participants encouraged to assess effectiveness of health programs
Jackson – “My philosophies on profitability are pretty simplistic. I think producers should do more of the things that make them money and less of the things that don’t make money. The difficulty is, it’s really hard sometimes to tell the difference between the two,” said Merck Animal Health Technical Services Veterinarian Kevin Hill.
Hill spoke during the Wyoming Farm Bureau (WyFB) Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) convention on Jan. 20-21, which featured presentations on a variety of topics varying from improving profitability to generational transfer.
In his presentation on improving ranch profitability in health management, Hill focused on the economic value of deworming programs, implanting and immune preparation.
CattleFax sees continued expansion, stabilization for the future
Phoenix, Ariz. – In a Jan. 25 Trends+ webinar, CattleFax Analyst Lance Zimmerman said there’s a lot of information impacting the market place, particularly as expansion of the cowherd continues, along with expansion in pork and poultry production.
“I want to highlight the markets by talking about the supply situation,” he said. “As we talk about supply, we really need to talk about it from the standpoint of profitability, weather and input costs.”
Zimmerman said, “As we talk about profit, the cow/calf segment, on average, has been profitable through the majority of the 2000s.”
While the last year wasn’t as good as several years ago, Zimmerman noted that it is still above average.
Meeteetse Science Teacher Mike Power and Technology Director Clint Elliott accepted a challenge issued by Verizon to schools across the nation, and the product created by their students was recently selected as a regional finalist.
On Jan. 12, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that Hell Gap Paleo-Indian Site, which sits in Goshen County, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.
Also inside the Roundup this week:
- Trump signs Executive Orders.
- A glimpse into the world of Wyoming CattleWomen.
- Wyoming state 4-H leadership team hold retreat.
- Wyoming Legislature continues budget discussions, introducing bills.
- Wyo Hay and Forage Association holds board meetings, debuts website.
- Wyo Society for Range Management honors professionals during meeting.
- Proper planning, management important for calving season success.
- Wyo FFA and partners promote ag awareness in AGvocacy Week.
- Controlling prairie dogs can improve cattle gains.
- Pesticides in Wyoming ground water.
- Salt-tolerant alfalfa may be an option for producers farming high saline soils.
- Optimal target weights depends on ranch capabilities, cattle size.
- Calving difficulty contributes directly to passive immunity in calves.
- Mentoring the next agriculture generation requires a toolbox of skills.
- Heterosis still relevant tool for U.S. cattle to improve production efficiency.