Out-of-state swine prohibited at Cowboy Youth Classic

Out-of-state swine will not be allowed to participate in the 2014 Cowboy Youth Classic in Laramie Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, due to the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus outbreak.

CYC representatives have provided the following guidelines for swine exhibitors at the show:

* CYC will follow guidelines provided by the Wyoming Livestock Board.

* All swine exhibitors must provide a signed affidavit to exhibit, as well as an import certificate of veterinary inspection, for swine born outside of Wyoming.

* Swine must be individually identified, and exhibitors must provide documentation that the animals have resided in Wyoming for at least 30 days prior to the CYC (since May 21) with no signs of PED evident for the same time period.

Swine affidavits can be found at http://bit.ly/2014cyc. PED has been identified in herds in 30 states, according to the American Association of Swine Veterinarians.

Health inspection papers are required for all other out-of-state animals.

Beef, goat, hog and lamb fitting and showing clinics are featured during the show at the Albany County Fairgrounds a half mile south of Laramie on Hwy. 287.

Registrations are due June 13. There is a $10/per animal late entry fee for late registrations. The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming hosts the show.

The schedule is:

Friday

  • 8 a.m. – Barn opens
  • 9:30 a.m. – Beef weigh and check in
  • 9:30 a.m. – Lamb/goat weigh and check in followed by swine weigh and check in
  • Noon-2 p.m. – Fitting and showing workshops
  • 3-5 p.m. – Workshops locations and titles TBA
  • 5:30 p.m. – Evening meal in the Department of Animal Science Foyer. $5 per person.
  • 7:00 p.m. – Evening activity (TBA)

Saturday

9 a.m. – Shows in following order: Market swine; beef; market goat; market sheep

Please visit www.uwyo.edu/anisci/ to register. For more information or questions, contact University of Wyoming Extension educator Kellie Chichester of the Albany County office at 307-721-2571.

Cheatgrass management, bacteria treatment area study part of Torrington workshop

 

Caleb Carter
Caleb Carter

Cheatgrass biology, management and research updates are part of the cheatgrass management workshop and field tour Wednesday, June 11, hosted by the Goshen County office of University of Wyoming Extension.

            Presentations are in the morning and field tours are in the afternoon. Registration is $30 per person and includes lunch, transportation for the field tours and a copy of the new cheatgrass management handbook.

            Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. at the Rendezvous Center at the Goshen County Fairgrounds. Presentations start at 9 covering biology and management, the Wyoming cheatgrass distribution and prioritization project, preventing cheatgrass in reclamation seed mixes and a new, suppressive bacterial application. Field stops include a targeted grazing trial at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle and an aerial application site north of Torrington on which thebacteria treatment was applied this spring.

            For more information and to register, go to http://bit.ly/cheatgrassmgtor contact Goshen County extension educator Caleb Carter at 307-532-2436.

 

UW Cowboy Youth Classic June 20-21 in Laramie

 

The 2014 Cowboy Youth Classic featuring beef, goat, hog and lamb fitting and showing clinics is Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, at the Albany County Fairgrounds a half mile south of Laramie on U.S. Highway 287.

            Registrations are due June 12. There is a $10/per animal late entry fee for late registrations. Health inspection papers are required for out-of-state animals. Registrations can be made at http://bit.ly/classicregister. The Department of Animal Science at the University of Wyoming is hosting the show. The department is in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

            The schedule is:

Friday

  • 8 a.m. – Barn opens
  • 9:30 a.m. – Beef weigh and check in
  • 9:30 a.m.  – Lamb/goat weigh and check in followed by swine weigh and check in
  • Noon-2 p.m. – Fitting and showing workshops
  • 3-5 p.m. – Workshops at the Department of Animal Science in the Animal Science/Molecular Biology Building (titles TBA) on the UW campus
  • 5:30 p.m. – Evening meal in the Department of Animal Science Foyer. $5 per person.
  • 7 p.m. – Evening activity (TBA)

Saturday

            9 a.m. – Shows in following order: Marketswine; beef; market goat; market sheep

            For more information or questions, contact Lance Miller, UW livestock judging coach, at 307-766-2159 or at lrmiller@uwyo.edu.

 

Wyoming range management school bolsters grazing plan development

Each day of the school has a different focus.
Each day has a specific focus. See story for  subjects.

More than 27 sessions during the 2014 Wyoming Range Management School are designed to help increase understanding of premises used to develop grazing management plans.

The school, presented by the Wyoming Section Society for Range Management, is June 24-27 at the South Lincoln Training and Event Center in Kemmerer.

In general, morning sessions are at the center, and afternoon sessions are field trips to surrounding areas.

“The school has been modified from prior years to include presentations about assessing riparian areas, the economics of managing for rangeland and livestock health and allotment management planning,” said Windy Kelley, University of Wyoming Extension educator and president-elect of the Wyoming Section of SRM.

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4-H educator begins May 27 in Natrona County

A 4-H educator is joining the Natrona County office of University of Wyoming Extension.

Joddee Jacobsen of Casper begins Tuesday, May 27.

She was formerly the program coordinator of the Cowboy Ethics Character Education Program for the Boys & Girls Club of CentralWyoming and Wyoming Youth Initiative.

“We are excited to have Joddee join the UWE team,” said Duane Williams, associate director of UW Extension. “Her experience and networking in Casper will be a great addition to our youth development efforts.”

Jacobsen grew up on a farm in southeast Idaho and participated in the 4-H program. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary history from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.