By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences KENNEWICK, Wash. – Science-based strategies to help Washington’s $5 billion beef industry in the aftermath of the 2015 wildfires will be presented at a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp April 15-16 at Kennewick’s Benton County Fairgrounds.
YAKIMA, Wash. – Nationally known speakers, a trade show, workshops and demonstrations will highlight the inaugural Beef Production Conference: Tools and Techniques for the Future, June 13-14 at State Fair Park in Yakima, Wash.
PULLMAN, Wash. – An intensive beef industry workshop for everyone from livestock producers, educators and veterinarians to beef marketers, retailers and chefs will be May 20-22 at Washington State University Pullman.
By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Free, voluntary, on-farm assessments will continue through March to help beef cow-calf producers across the state reduce the risk a deadly respiratory disease poses to their herds.
Cattle grazing. Photo by istockphoto.com PULLMAN – Having the right number of cattle on the right piece of land for the right amount of time for the right reasons might be a powerful farming tool for ensuring the long-term sustainability – both economic and environmental – of their operations, according to Donald D. Nelson, […]
PULLMAN – Discussion of the environmental impact of animal agriculture is very different when discussed in terms of productivity instead of individual animals, according to one of the newest members of the WSU Department of Animal Sciences. Capper “You can’t just talk about ‘the cow,’” said Jude Capper, assistant professor of animal science. “We […]
A pilot project to put fragile land into grass-fed beef production could serve as a model to protect the environment and supplement farm income. WSU is conducting the two-year project in Adams County on land coming out of the Conservation Reserve Program. The CRP was created by the 1985 federal farm bill to pay […]
PULMAN – Production of high quality beef and beef products will be the focus of the second Beef 300 short course scheduled Jan. 7-10 at WSU and the University of Idaho. The event is offered by WSU and University of Idaho Extension, and the WSU Department of Animal Sciences in cooperation with the Washington Cattlemen’s […]
PULLMAN — The economic impact of re-opening the border to Canadian beef imports into the United States hinges on two factors – how much beef is imported and how American consumers respond to it. “The first thing most of us should see is a drop in the price of beef at the grocery store,” said […]