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Beef Producers, Feeders and Livestock Haulers Gather for Stockmanship and Safety Training

Beef producers from across the state traveled to Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Kuner Feedyard in Kersey, Colo. Thursday for a half-day presentation, the first of two seminars, covering stockmanship, cattle handling and transportation safety. Attendees represented many parts of the beef supply chain including; cow/calf producers, cattle feeders, and cattle haulers.

The seminar kicked off with an engaging and informative classroom presentation by Libby Bigler, Colorado BQA Coordinator on the basics of cattle handling and livestock transportation standards and guidelines.

Attendees then joined Dean Fish, PhD, stockmanship clinician outside for hands-on demonstrations on livestock handling and loading techniques. Producers received training in best management practices to help improve their operation and learned firsthand the principles of Beef Quality Assurance.

A special thank you to Tanner Pickett, Kim Rounds and Bo Bigler and the entire team at Five Rivers Cattle Feeding – Kuner Feedyard for hosting this event.

The seminars are made possible through funding from the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Community Initiated Small Grants Program. Established in 1991, HICAHS conducts research, education, and prevention/intervention programs to improve the health and safety of those working in  agriculture, forestry, and fishing in the High Plains and Intermountain Region including Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

CLA is offering a second half day presentation “Dairy Stockmanship and Livestock Transportation Safety” on Thursday, June 29 at Empire Dairy in Wiggins. Program will be presented in both English and Spanish. To register and view the agenda, visit the website or contact or (970) 378-0500. The event is free to Colorado Livestock Association members and $35 for non-members. Register online before June 26, 2023.


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