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USU Extension Co-hosts Range Livestock Workshops

Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2013




Kevin Heaton


Extension Associate Faculty


Utah State University


Phone: (435) 676-1117


E-Mail: kevin.heaton@usu.edu





LOGAN - Utah State University Extension co-hosts the 35th annual Arizona/Utah Range Livestock Workshop and Tour April 9 to 11. Workshops on April 9 are held at the KCNCC/Carrol Arena in Orderville, workshops on April 10 are held at the Washington County Regional Park Fairgrounds in Hurricane and a field tour of the West Desert is April 11.


Workshop topics include endangered plants, remote rangeland monitoring, cull cow marketing, handling and storage of vaccines and the historical impact of the Morrill/Smith Lever Act. Other topics include rabbit brush management, public land issues and policies, why bad things happen to good cattle, proactive range monitoring, poisonous plants and illegal drugs grown on rangelands.


According to Kevin Heaton, USU Extension associate faculty for Kane, Garfield and Washington counties, the workshops are designed for those who operate ranches on the Arizona Strip, but the topics are applicable to many ranchers in Utah, Arizona and Nevada.


“During the workshops and tour, ranchers and federal land managers will learn the most recent science regarding livestock management, grazing and range management,” Heaton said. “This program develops the foundation for managing by science instead of emotion or personal bias and results in excellent working relationships between ranchers and public land managers.”


Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. April 9. Multiple organizations and industry sponsors provide funding for the workshop, which pays for workshop proceedings and lunch. In addition, participants can win door prizes, including a Savage Rifle/scope, Dutch ovens, feed supplements, knives, gift cards and more.


Additional hosts for the workshop include The University of Arizona, Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District, USDA Forest Service and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.


For further information, contact Heaton at 435-676-1117 or Kevin.heaton@usu.edu or Chad Reid at 435-586-8132 or chad.reid@usu.edu..



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