University of Wyoming Extension News

Governor’s Brucellosis Coordination Team meets April 13 in Pinedale

An update on brucellosis in cattle and bison in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and information gleaned from hunter-harvested and feed-ground elk are among topics at the Governor’s Brucellosis Coordination Team meeting Wednesday, April 13, in Pinedale.

The meeting is 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave., according to Bruce Hoar, brucellosis coordinator in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will discuss the results of their elk surveillance.

Other items include:

* A report on public forums related to the Brucellosis Management Action Plans for elk herd units in the region.

* UW researchers providing the latest information on their work.

* A brief report on the National Academy of Sciences study of brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

For more information, contact Hoar at 307-766-3372 or bhoar@uwyo.edu.

UW bulletin highlights agriculture research across Wyoming

More than 90 research projects are described in the bulletin, including high and low tunnel studies.

More than 90 research projects are described in the bulletin, including high and low tunnel studies.

Cattle, sheep, traditional and alternative farm crops, weed control and fertilization are among research projects covered in the fourth annual Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Field Days Bulletin.

This year’s bulletin also highlights studies on vegetable, herb and grape production in Wyoming as well as season-extension systems such as high and low tunnels.

“The intent of the WAES Field Days Bulletin is to demonstrate the vast array of activities that may be of interest to a wide variety of citizens,” said WAES director Bret Hess.

Articles summarize more than 90 completed or in-progress research projects at the four WAES research and extension centers near Laramie, Lingle, Sheridan and Powell; at the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; or at participating farms and ranches inWyoming.

“Authors address the high points of their specific projects and provide contact information in case readers wish to receive more in-depth information about a particular topic,” Hess said.

Some of these research projects were highlighted at WAES field days earlier this summer in Sheridan and Powell, and other studies will be discussed at two upcoming field days: Thursday, Aug. 21, at the James C.Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle and Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Laramie R&E Center.

Continue reading

UW Extension publication shows cost estimates to build stackyard fence

Cost estimates and benefits of fencing haystack yards to limit attracting elk and possibly decreasing brucellosis risk to cattle are described in a new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension.

Researchers in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wyoming provide cost breakdowns for a stackyard fence that meets Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) construction recommendations. The publication is The cost of brucellosis prevention: Fencing stackyards, B-1232.

The WGFD provides fencing materials where elk-cattle commingling is a concern; the producer covers installation costs. The bulletin provides total cost of materials provided by the WGFD, total tools and materials cost not provided by WGFD and estimated labor.

The publication is available free on the Internet.  Go to www.uwyo.edu/ces and click on Publications on the left-hand side of the page. Click search bulletins and enter B-1232 in the Publication Number field.