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Inside the November 26th Roundup

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Here's a preview of the November 26 edition of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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Tradition and principles
WACD keynote emphasizes Code of the West in good government
Riverton - From across the state, conservation district representatives, government officials and natural resource managers gathered in Riverton Nov. 15-17 to look at “Excellence in Resource Stewardship through Excellence in Governance” during the 71st Annual Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts Convention.
          The convention’s General Session kicked off with keynote speaker Ann Moore, the executive director of the Center for Cowboy Ethics, who detailed the importance of the Code of the West in everyday life.
          “The Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts membership is well aware of the tradition of principles and leadership that Wyoming has established,” said Moore. “This is what sets Wyoming apart from others.”
Moore continued, “Through the theme of this convention, WACD has made an honest and bold proclamation that is much needed at this time in our country.”


Logan researchers blend ag, biomedical research in cleft palate study
Laramie – “While our mission is focused on the livestock industry, here was an opportunity where we were able to take our agricultural research that had been done, move it into the biomedical side and collaborate with plastic surgeons,” commented United States Department of Agriculture- Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Poisonous Plant Research Laboratory Supervisory Research Animal Scientist Kip Panter about the facility’s research with cleft palate repair.
          Prior to their annual meeting, Wyoming Farm Bureau hosted a symposium for producers on Nov. 2, where faculty from the research facility in Logan, Utah presented some of their current research findings and projects.
          “We published a paper in 1992 describing the cleft palate in the goat model and the mechanism,” said Panter.
          Their research attracted the interest of Jeff Weinzweig, head of plastic and reconstructive surgery for Laheu Medical Clinic in Boston, Mass., who was researching cleft palate in children at the time.


Alfalfa production
          The Wyoming Hay and Forage Association hosted kickoff seminars in various locations across the state on Nov. 14-17. In addition to a roundtable discussion on hay marketing and transportation and a presentation on the organization of the Association, the seminars also discussed optimizing alfalfa production.


Sheep industry
          From Nov. 16-20, the Wyoming Wool Growers Association (WWGA) joined forces with Idaho, Nevada and Utah for the West Central States Wool Growers Convention in Sun Valley, Idaho.




Also inside the Roundup this week:

  • Wyo Legislature elects leaders.
  • The anticipated reintroduction.
  • WSGA prepares to host convention to help ranchers ‘respond to challenge’.
  • Using strategic sheep grazing can reduce an exotic and invasive legume.





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