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 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.