NMSU to host Northern Livestock Day in Santa Fe on April 1

SANTA FE – Get up to date with the latest information on raising cattle, sheep, goats and horses at the Northern Livestock Day, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the Santa Fe County 4-H Building, 3229 Rodeo Road in Santa Fe.

“This educational program will provide information for livestock producers to improve their operation,” said Joseph Garcia, New Mexico State University agricultural agent of the inaugural event. “Also, USDA agencies will present information about their current programs that can benefit producers.”

NMSU’s Northern New Mexico Outreach Project is hosting the event, which will feature presentations on bull selection using expected progeny differences, cow/calf maintenance, herd health and benefits of early weaning, as well as opportunities in sheep and goat production and general horse care.

Representatives from the New Mexico Livestock Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture and New Mexico Diagnostic Services will present updates from their respective agencies. New Mexico Diagnostic Services will also provide information on diseases that could impact the producer’s herds.

Livestock producers that attend the workshop will receive three continuing education units toward their Beef Quality Assurance recertification. For more information about the CEUs, contact Tom Dominguez at 505-471-4711 or Donald Martinez at 505-685-4523.

Registration is $25 per person. Scholarships are available. Lunch will be provided.

For more information about the Northern Livestock Day program, call Joseph Garcia at 505-927-9611 or Tory Hougland at 505-927-8750.