11-28-16 Make Plans to Attend NE CO Cattlemen’s Days December 12-13-14

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kacy-atkinson-csu-extension-agent-agriculture-and-4-h-youth-development(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) November 28, 2016 – Beef is one of Colorado’s biggest industries, and those involved in beef production are part of a legacy and tradition of rancher’s nationwide. Staying in business through the tough times, or creating opportunities to become involved in beef production however, can be difficult at best. And CSU Extension is offering a set of 3 workshops for beef producers to help during these tough times called the Northeast Colorado Cattlemen’s Days slated for Dec 12-13-14 in 3 convenient locations.

Joining the CO Ag News Network is Kacy Atkinson -CSU  Extension Agent – Agriculture and 4-H Youth Development

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Please register by December 6th for a meal count.  Cost of the program at any location is $10.  RSVP’s may be submitted to Kacy Atkinson, by emailing her at kacy.atkinson@colostate.edu or calling 970-522-3200 ext 4.

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Northeast Colorado Cattlemen’s Days – REGISTER BEFORE DEC 8th!

Beef is one of Colorado’s biggest industries, and those involved in beef production are part of a legacy and tradition of rancher’s nationwide.  Staying in business through the tough times, or creating opportunities to become involved in beef production however, can be difficult at best. Colorado remains tenth in the nation for overall beef production with 2.7 million cattle and calves.  The value of livestock products sold last year was valued at over $5.3 billion.  Despite the tremendous agricultural ability of Colorado, cattle prices are currently lower than last year and the 5-year average.  With national production and supply up, cattle futures are predicting more of the same.  Although markets may be down, sound management and economic strategies can improve ranching success and resiliency.  In order to help provide tools and insights to ride out the current market, Colorado State University Extension will be offering three Cattlemen’s meetings in northeastern Colorado:

  • Burlington, CO on Dec 12 from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Brush, CO on Dec 13 from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Yuma, CO on Dec 14 from 3 pm to 5 pm and BQA certification at 5:30 pm

The topics included are in response to the current cattle industry conditions in northeastern Colorado.  Speakers from CSU and UNL Extension will cover topics including: 

  • “Feeding and Supplement Frequency” -Chris Shelley, CSU Extension Agent
  • “Consumers Impact on Your Business” -Kacy Atkinson, CSU Extension Agent
  • “Your Online Toolbox” -Travis Taylor, CSU Extension Agent
  • “Risk Management When Margins are Tight” -Brent Young, CSU Extension Specialist
  • “Finding Weak Spots in your Financial Results” -Robert Tigner, UNL Extension Educator
  • “Benchmarking Your Cost of Production” -Randy Saner, UNL Extension Educator

After the program in Yuma (@ 5:30 pm), attendees will also have the opportunity to be Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified with current best management practices in beef production.  Programs like this bolster consumer confidence and help assure that beef continues to be a premier protein.

Please register by December 6th for a meal count.  Cost of the program at any location is $10.  RSVP’s may be submitted to Kacy Atkinson, by emailing her at kacy.atkinson@colostate.edu or calling 970-522-3200 ext 4.

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