Livestock

Program Contact: Paul Kuber, NE Washington Regional Livestock Extension Specialist
(509) 725-4171 • pskuber@wsu.edu

After small grains, livestock production with related hay, forage, and range land management, is a major livelihood and income generator for Lincoln and Adams County residents.  According to the 2007 Ag Census, the value of livestock sales was $8,472,000 for Lincoln County and $97,522,000 for Adams County, WA.

Dr. Paul KuberNE Washington Regional Livestock Extension SPECIALIST

Dr. Paul Kuber began his position as WSU NE Washington Regional Livestock Extension Specialist on February 1, 2015. Paul serves a multi-county region across northeastern Washington and is headquartered at the Lincoln County WSU Extension Office in Davenport.

Previous to his current appointment, Paul was on the faculty of Ohio State University where he held teaching, research, and extension appointments since 2004. Prior to that time he was on the Animal and Veterinary Sciences Faculty at the University of Idaho. Paul completed his PhD in Animal Sciences at WSU in 2001, MS in Animal Science at the University of Nebraska, and BS in Animal Science Cal State Fresno.

Contact Dr. Kuber through at  pskuber@wsu.edu or
WSU Extension Davenport Office: 509-725 4171 Tues – Thursday
WSU Extension Spokane Office:  509-477-2048 Monday, Friday

More information on Paul’s background in this Capital Press Article.


Field-day: Management Strategies for Lupine and Medusahead on Private Range Lands

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
10 am – 2 pm
Brandon Spencer’s Figure 50 Ranch
Ritzville, WA

Paul Kuber, WSU North East Regional Livestock Extension Specialist, invites ranchers throughout the region to attend.

Topics: Crooked Calf Syndrome, Rangeland and Grassland Improvements, Potential Seed Applications for Improvement, and Reducing Lupine and Medusahead Increasing Bio-Diversity.

Presenters:
USDA Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory, Logan, UT – Former Research Leader: Kip Panter Ph.D.;

Grasses and Forbes Specialist’s: Kevin Jensen Ph.D.;

Technicians: Clint Stonecipher and Grazing Studies Specialist, and Craig Rigby, Forage Kochia Specialist.

Department of Wildland Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT – Associate Professor, Medusahead Research Focus Juan Villaba, Ph.D.

Producers – Brandon Spencer and Luke McCrae – Discussion of Rangeland Improvements and test plot results on their property

Public is welcome. Morning snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring a snack or something to eat for lunch as this program will continue through the lunch hour. If you would like to sit during the talks bring a portable chair. We will be driving between the Spencer and McCrae operations to view established test plots for discussion.

There is no fee but please RSVP by calling 509-725-4171 by 4:00 pm on June 16th, 2017.
Field Day – Lupine & Medusahead Range Management Flyer with Directions 

Co-sponsored by Western SARE, Washington State University Extension, Utah State University and USDA-ARS

Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Accommodations for special needs can be requested at least 10 days in advance by calling 509-725-4171.For more information about this event contact Paul Kuber by phone at 509-725-4171 or by email at pskuber@wsu.edu.


 WSU Carcass Calculator

The WSU Livestock Carcass Grade & Cutability Calculator

(Free app available on both Android and iOS)

The calculator is an excellent way for producers, niche marketers, butchers, livestock judges, meat evaluators, and youth to quickly determine the yield grade and cutability of beef, pork or lamb carcasses.

Android link:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.wsu.meatcalculator

iTune Store link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/livestock-carcass-calculator/id1022439322?mt=8

For More Information Contact:
Sarah M. Smith, smithsm@wsu.edu or 509-754-2011 x4363
Jan Busboom, busboom@wsu.edu or 509-335-2880

Livestock Insurance Programs Available in the Pacific Northwest 

Livestock Producers Need to Make Coverage Decisions Starting July 1

SPOKANE, Wash., June 24, 2015 — The USDA Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Spokane Regional Office reminds livestock producers in the Pacific Northwest of upcoming important dates for federal livestock risk management programs available in all counties in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. MORE

Extension Animal Agriculture Team

Livestock specialists with WSU Extension produce a quarterly statewide newsletter that provides timely information on livestock production and animal care. Archived newsletters and other fact sheets are at animalag.wsu.edu.

Also visit: Grant/Adams Livestock Web Pages

Livestock Marketing Information Center

WSU is a member of a national marketing data and analysis clearinghouse representing most land grant universities. We provide a bi-weekly newsletter on livestock marketing with local prices, national analysis, and useful news related to livestock markets. You can request to be added to this listserv by sending a blank email to SUBSCRIBE-LIVESTOCKMARKETS@lyris.cahnrs.wsu.edu. There are many publicly available resources on their website.

Low-Stress Cattle Handling Review

Low-Stress Cattle Handling Review from WSU CAHNRS Video Production on Vimeo.