The University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources is hosting its annual Cattlemen’s Update across Nevada next week, Jan. 4-11.

Registration for the Ely session of the program will start at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6 at the Bristlecone Convention Center. 30 minutes after that, the Cattlemen’s Update will provide cattle ranchers with current developments and information about a wide variety of cattle husbandry topics. Scientists, experts and researchers will discuss the topics with attendees during an approximately three-hour session. The cost is $30 per ranch per location, including dinner provided by Steptoe Valley FFA and a copy of the “Red Book,” a recordkeeping guide for ranchers.

According to the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, the topics include:

– U.S. Dietary Guidelines and Meat Consumption Debate

– How the Drought Monitor Works

– National Cow Numbers and Market Trends

– Options in Pregnancy Testing Your Cows

– Meat Science and Food Safety at the University of Nevada, Reno: Program Overview

– Ecological Costs of the Status Quo

– Producer-Oriented Rangeland Monitoring App

– Update on Nevada Animal Health/Disease

– Sponsor Updates

– Update From Local Veterinarians

The Nevada Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency and other local sponsors also contributed to the program.