Saturday, December 8, 2012
County WSU Extension Educaion Center, N 222 Havana, Spokane
When: 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Download flier with agenda here
Managing Risk from Farrm to Consumer
Series of four monthly
workshops for livestock producers who want to direct market meat
November 2012 - February 2013
November 1, 2012 through February 5, 2013
Where: Various eastern Washington locations (see schedule below)
Objective: This workshop series is designed for livestock producers who want to direct market meat. During the series, participants will be asked to complete a checklist of risks inherent in the direct market meat business and develop strategies to manage the risks that they deem most important. This checklist will serve as a risk management plan as they go forward in their direct market meat businesses.
Managing Food Safety Risk and Liability
• Food Safety in Direct Marketed Meat, Karen Killinger, WSU
• Business Structure to Reduce Liability, Corey Brock, Brock Law Firm
Tying It All Together in a Risk Management Check-list that Works for You, Tom Platt, WSU
Tuesday, February 5, Spokane
Spokane County WSU Extension Center, 222 N. Havana.
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Coffee and Pastries at 9:30 a.m.
is for the entire series. Registration for individual workshops is not available
because each workshop builds on prior workshops
Earlybird Registration: $85 per person if received by October 12, 2012
Regular Registration: $110 per person if recieved by October 29, 2012
Download Brochure and Registration Form here.
For more information, contact Tom Platt, 509-725-4171
This material is based on work supported by USDA/NIFA Award Number 2010-49200-06203
Sheep Producers' Field Day, May 19, 2012
May 19, 2012. 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Where: Three farms in the Sprague WA area, Rustemeyer's, Clemenson's, and Swannack's. Meet at Rustemeyer's at 9:00 a.m. and caravan to the other farms.
Topics: Facilities, lambing management, new flocks, fencing, controlling costs, management skills: catching, restraining, foot trimming, drenching, injections
Who: Area sheep producers welcome, youth and adults alike. Please RSVP by May 12 to help us plan for lunch, which is provided by Spokane Area Sheep Producers' Association. Contact Marnie Fair, 208-215-5813 (cell), 208-773-7445 (home), or Les Boian,509-258-4467 (home).
Bring your lawn chair!
Download a flier and map (262 KB, pdf).
Hay Growers' Field Day, May 12, 2012
May 12, 2012. 8 a.m. to 1:35 p.m.
Where: Deer Park Airport
Topics: Weed control: new products from DuPont, bio-control, alfalfa weed control. Gopher control, No-till forage seeding demonstration. Four pesticide applicator recertification credits.
Who: Area hay growers welcome.
Bring your lawn chair!
Download a flier and map (868 KB, pdf).
Archive No Longer Available: Lamb Market Analysis and Outlook, May 11, 2011
2010 Swine Artificial Insemination School
Swine producers attending this one day school will learn the basics of artificial insemination and will return to their farms with the ability to inseminate sows and gilts with commercially available boar semen. The school's instructor is Tim Safranski, Missouri State Extension Swine Breeding Specialist. Safranski teaches artificial insemination, farrowing schools, boar management, and genetic improvement throughout Missouri and beyond.
School participants will learn basic anatomy and physiology of reproduction in swine, techniques for detecting and synchronizing heat, insemination techniques, and sources of semen, supplies, and reference material.
WSU Extension programs are offered without discrimination. For accommodation of special need, or for more information, contact Tom Platt at 509-725-4171.
2009 Beef Information SeriesSeries
A series of lunch time telephone conference presentations is scheduled on the following dates from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Registration. To participate in this series of telephone conference presentations, you must register. Registration fee is $5.00.
Don't dilly-dally. The number of connections to WSU's telephone conferencing system is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Please allow time for return mail.
If you need assistance, call Cindy at WSU/Lincoln County Extension, 509-725-4171.
Archive no longer available: Beef Market Outlook
Wednesday evening, November 5, 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Presenters: Jim Robb and Erica Rosa of the Livestock Marketing Information Center
Venue: Power Point illustrated telephone conference. Before the conference, download the slide set or handouts:
Print these instructions.
Voluntary BVD Control and Eradication Project
Background. Persistent BVD can be a drain on any cow-calf operation. WSU recently launched a BVD herd screening program that can help calf producers and their veterinarian detect and then cull persistently infected BVD animals from their herd. Dr. John Wenz, who recently replaced Dr. Clive Gay at WSU’s Field Disease Investigative Unit, is leading the Voluntary BVD Control and Eradication Project. Read more here.
Goat Production Opportunities on Small Farms
Date: March 12, Wednesday
Time: 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Venue: Power Point illustrated telephone conference--participate anywhere by telephone. Find details here.
Presenter: Sandra Solaiman, Professor and Director of Small Ruminant Research, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Alabama
January 9, 2008
|Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., PST|
|Venue: Power Point illustrated telephone conference--participate anywhere by telephone|
|Presenter: Susan Duckett, Professor/Endowed Chair, Animal and Veterinary Science Department, Clemson University|
Supplementing Beef Cows on Low Quality Forages
Date: Wednesday, October 17,
Time: 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Venue: Power Point illustrated telephone conference--participate anywhere by telephone
Presenter: Norman Suverly, WSU/Okanogan County Extension Director
Spokane Area Sheep Producers' Association field day planned for April 14, 2007
WSU announces Farm Financial Analyis and Planning beginning in the fall of 2006
How to get cows pregnant using artificial insemination and estrus synchronization
|PowerPoint Illustrated Telephone Conference held April 5, 2006. Presentation by Dr. Cliff Lamb, University of Minnesota, to ranchers in Spokane, Washington.|
|Length: 1 hour 15 minutes.|
|View on-line. Requires high speed Internet connection. Must be viewed with Internet Explorer (see alternatives below).|
Synopsis: Dr. Lamb discusses research comparing several synchronization protocols using CIDR's followed by heat detection or timed breeding. He makes recommendations for synchronization protocols designed for cows and heifers.
Download slides and reference material:
- Download slides and illustration of synchronization protocols here . This version has is not narrated, but it has improved graphics that can be viewed concurrently with narrated slide show (pdf, 544 KB).
- Download Dr. Lamb's paper in 2005 BIF proceedings here ( pdf, 931 KB)
- CD of Dr. Lamb's presentation (narrated slide show) including reference material: contact Cindy by e-mail or at 509-725-4171.
Genetics Of Spider Syndrome and Scrapie Susceptibility
PowerPoint Illustrated Telephone Conference held March 8, 2006. Distance presentation by Dr. Bob Wagner, Gene Check, Inc. in Ft. Collins Colorado to sheep producers in the Spokane, Washington area.
Synopsis: Dr. Wagner explains the genetic basis of scrapie susceptibility and spider lamb syndrome and discusses their genetic testing.
View on-line. Requires high speed Internet connection. Must be viewed with Internet Explorer.
Alternative viewing: request a CD of Dr. Wagner's presentation (narrated slide show). Contact Cindy by e-mail or at 509-725-4171.
ULTRASOUND FOR CARCASS TRAITS IN THE US BEEF INDUSTRY
Presenter: Lisa Kriese-Anderson, Extension Animal Scientist, Auburn University.
PowerPoint illustrated telephone conference held on January 4, 2006
On-line slide show with audio. View with Internet Explorer. Requires high speed Internet connection.
CD version. View with Internet Explorer. Does not require Internet. To request a CD, contact Cindy at 509-725-4171.
GENETICS OF BEEF CARCASS QUALITY
PowerPoint illustrated telephone conference. Presented by Art Linton, WSU Beef Cattle Specialist, on April 6, 2005.
- Beef Carcass Genetics by Art Linton ( 3.1MB, doc)
- Selection Indexes Fact Sheet by Art Linton (31KB, doc)
To request a CD, contact Cindy, 509-725-4171
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Tom Platt, 509-725-4171