Program Contact: Paul Kuber, NE Washington Regional Livestock Extension Specialist
(509) 725-4171 •

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 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.

2018 Washington State Swine Information Day
February 9, 2018

The Washington Swine Information Day will be held on February 9, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 5:15 PM at the Pillar Rock Grill (Moses Lake Golf & Country Club) in Moses Lake, Washington.

Swine producers of all sizes; 4-H/FFA youth producers; agency representatives; agriculture educators; and fair/show representatives are invited to participate.   The event has been organized and sponsored by Washington Pork Producers, National Pork Board Checkoff, and Washington State University Extension.

In addition to the WSU PORK 200 activities, the afternoon session will also include other important resource information for both adult and youth swine producers.  Dr. Paul Kuber will discuss the new national quality assurance program, “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals”, and how youth may participate in this new program.  Youth participating in Washington Swine Information Day will receive a free $12 coupon to certify in the online YQCA class.  YQCA will be replacing the Youth Pork Quality Assurance program.  (Click HERE for more information about the YQCA program.)

Registration for the day’s event is $25 per person and includes seminar, handouts, lunch and break refreshments. An all-day youth registration, $20, is also available to 4-H and FFA members.  Individuals may also attend just the afternoon session for $10.  There is a $15 per person late charge for registrations postmarked after January 31, 2018.  Please pre-register so we can ensure adequate accommodations and meals.  See the seminar agenda and registration brochure for more details.

 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:

iTune Store link:

For More Information Contact:
Sarah M. Smith, or 509-754-2011 x4363
Jan Busboom, 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

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 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.