University of Wyoming Extension News

UW Extension hosts drought management workshop in Wheatland

The economics of drought management alternatives and production systems will be examined during a workshop for livestock producers Thursday, June 7, in Wheatland.

Sessions are 2-5 p.m. at the First State Bank Conference Center, 1405 16th St.

Cattle liquidations have already begun in earnest because of the exceptionally dry late winter and spring, said Dallas Mount, UW Extension educator for southeast Wyoming.

“Spring precipitation is critical to our rangeland especially,” he said.  “We want to provide livestock producers with an update on the status of the drought emergency declaration and drought.”

Panelists will evaluate management alternatives. They include Roger Schroeder, Chugwater rancher; Tim Weaver, CPA; Steve Paisley, UW Extension beef specialist; and Mount. An audience discussion with the panelists will follow.

No RSVP is required, and the workshop is free. For more information, call the Platte County extension office at (307) 322-3667 or e-mail Mount at

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