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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

North Eastern Colorado Cattlemen’s Day

"Last year was not as good for cattle producers as 2014 had been. Cattle prices in 2015 were lower in some cases by $500 per calf. Mother Nature, as usual, was unpredictable but generally wetter than previous years. Input prices also continued to creep upward- forage was no exception.

As a cattle producer, you may have questions about what to do next in 2016. A series of meetings in ten locations across western Nebraska and eastern Colorado will be focusing on the changing beef industry." -Excerpt from Kacy Atkinson, CSU Extension Agent

Addressing these conditions will not be easy but CSU Extension is here to help.  NE Colorado will be offering two opportunities to attend the cattlemen’s day. It will be hosted in Yuma, on February 10, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. The cattlemen’s days will also be held in Brush on February 11, from 10 am to 2 pm in the 4-H building at the Morgan County Fairgrounds.

Numerous topics will be covered including:

“Mineral Supplementation for Your Herd,” Chris Shelley, CSU Livestock Agent

“Bulls by the Numbers,” Travis Taylor, CSU Extension Agent

“Importance of BQA in a Modern Beef Operation,” Kacy Atkinson, CSU Livestock Agent

“Fly Control for your Pastured Cattle,” Dave Boxler, UNL Extension (Yuma only)

“Increasing Reproductive Efficiency in the Cow Herd,” Randy Saner, UNL Extension

“Matching Your Calves to a Backgrounding System,” Erin Laborie, UNL Extension (Brush only)

“Grazing System Management and Using Annual Forages,” Troy Walz, UNL Extension (Brush only)

“Managing Replacements to Maximize Heifer Values, Can You Afford to Rebuild Your Herd?” Robert Tigner, UNL Extension (Yuma only)

Registration one week prior is needed for a meal count. Please send registrations, found on the Golden Plains Area Extension website, to:

Yuma County Extension 
310 Ash St. Ste B
Wray, CO 80758. 

Cost to attend is $10 per person if pre-registered or $15 per person at the door. For more information or to register by phone, please contact either Chris Shelley at 970-332-4151 or email