Lemhi County Beef School Events Planned from Jan. 11 to Feb. 8

Tuesday, January 11 2011 at 7:00 AM to Tuesday, February 8

Location: Salmon Elks Lodge at 1347 Elks Road

In Lemhi County, a series of Beef School presentations will be held at the Salmon Elks Lodge at 1347 Elks Road from 7 – 9 p.m.. More information is available by contacting Shannon Williams at (208) 756-2815, ext. 283 or shannonw@uidaho.edu. Session dates and topics include:

  • Jan. 11, Forage Night. Chad Cheyney, Butte County Extension educator, will discuss alfalfa establishment and fertilization, including soil sampling, analysis and nutrient management plans. He will review common invertebrate and disease pests of alfalfa, and common weed pests and their management. (1 hours of recertification credit applied for).
  • Jan. 18, Range Night. Pat Clark of the USDA Agricultural Research Service and Doug Johnson of Oregon State University will discuss wolf –cattle interactions based on an on-going study in Idaho and Oregon. Kelly Crane, U of I Extension range specialist, will discuss permittee monitoring. Seth McFarland will discuss Carmen Creek allotment monitoring.
  • Jan. 25, Weed Night. Daniel Cook of USDA-ARS will be here to talk about poisonous plants. Mac McDonough of Dow Chemical will discuss weed control and cattle use of pastures. Daniel Bertram of Lemhi County Weed Control will offer a county noxious weeds update. Shannon Williams, Lemhi County Extension educator, will present “I Sprayed my Weeds, Now What?” (Three recertification credits have been applied for.)
  • Feb. 1, BQA Night. Shannon Williams, Lemhi County Extension educator, will present the results and recommendations from a vaccine storage study conducted last fall and winter. Benton Glaze, University of Idaho beef specialist, will discuss the Idaho Auction Market Cow Data study and the economics of BQA defects.
  • Feb. 8, “Hodge-Podge” Night. John Hall, University of Idaho Nancy M. Cummings Research, Extension and Education Center superintendent, will discuss “Raising Replacement Heifers – Have the Economics Changed?” Hall and his graduate students will also present on some of the on-going research happening at the Cummings Center. Lance Ellis, Fremont County Extension educator, will discuss vole, gopher and snake control. (1 recertification credit has been applied for.)