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 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.
More information on Paul’s background in this Capital Press Article.
Spring Field Day 2017,
Northeast Washington Haygrowers’ Association
Northeast Washington Haygrowers’ Association announces its spring field day on May 13th at Loren Lentz – Lazy “L” Farm Service and Supply in Clayton, WA.
Paul Kuber, WSU North East Regional Livestock Extension Specialist, invites farmers throughout the region to attend.
This year’s topics include Poisonous Plants and Pesticides Problematic for Livestock Found in Hay, Using Annual Forage Crop Rotations to Manage Weeds, and Crop Protection Product (CPP) Tool Box – for Hay Growers.
Registration for the field day on May 13th begins at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and pastries will be available. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and adjourns after lunch about 1:30 p.m. Per person registration fee is $10 for NEWHGA members and $15 for non-members, payable at the door. Registration fee includes morning refreshments, lunch, and two pesticide applicator re-certification credits.
Agenda and Directions Available HERE
The public is welcome. WSU Extension programs are offered without discrimination. For accommodation of special need contact WSU Extension at 509-725-4171 by April 28, 2017.
The WSU Livestock Carcass Grade & Cutability Calculator
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.
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.