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Inside the March 4th Roundup

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Here's a preview of the March 4 edition of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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Doornbos speaker discusses the role of technology in the future of ag
Casper – Air Force veteran Colonel Philip Doornbos was actively involved at Casper College for 20 years and was instrumental in securing funding from the oil and gas industry for education.
          In his honor, the Doornbos Chair at Casper College was formed and is responsible for bringing events and discussions in agriculture to the college.
          On March 1, the 2017 Doornbos Lecture Series kicked off with internationally renowned futurist and economist Lowell Catlett speaking on the automated virtual future of agriculture.
          “Guess what? The good old days sucked,” chuckled Catlett, noting that in 1970, the world population was 3.6 billion, but agriculture could not provide each person with 2,450 calories, which is needed for normal body weight.


Great American Eclipse offers opportunity for landowners in Wyo
          On Aug. 21, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Wyomingites will be taking place with Great American Eclipse, which will travel across along several cities in the state.
          Wyoming Eclipse Festival Executive Director Anna Wilcox notes that the event will provide a wide variety of opportunities for landowners.
          “If landowners are able to offer viewing or host people in any way, whether it’s camping, some sort of small event or just parking cars, that is a huge opportunity,” she says.
          “If we think that we have an opportunity where people might come off of those main roads, is it easier for us to go out there and welcome them to a certain portion of our property that we’ve prepared for them, either by mowing or fencing?” asks Wilcox, “Then, maybe we can charge them a fee. What kind of effort would it take for us to make sure that nobody is comes in?”


          Cattle management specialists from the University of Nebraska and the private sector were on hand to offer some management alternatives during the recent Farmers and Ranchers Cow/Calf College in Clay Center, Neb.

          On Feb. 22, the Coalition for Self-Government in the West (CSGW) released their newest study, which looks inside the rate that grazing across Bureau of Land Management Land (BLM) 11 western states has declined.



Also inside the Roundup this week:

  • Trump signs EO on WOTUS.
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles: The sky is the limit.
  • Flexibility plays a key role in proactive drought planning on ranches.
  • Chemical selection, proper technique important in bare ground weed control.
  • Nutrient strategy may impact producers statewide, according to ag groups.
  • Albany County brings producers, urbanites together to look at ag issues.
  • Daily Livestock Report: Feeding segments structure affects price trends.
  • Angell reflects on marketing career after receiving award.
  • WOGCC releases guide for surface owners relating to oil and gas activity.
  • Raven control important for agriculture, greater sage grouse populations.
  • Seng testifies on value of marketing exports during subcommittee meeting.
  • Research finds that squeeze therapy may correct dummy calves and foals.
  • Urbigkit celebrates livestock guardian dogs in latest book, 'Brave and Loyal.'
  • VFD provides opportunities for producers to increase profit.
  • Utilizing risk management programs can reduce negative seasonal impacts.
  • USDA offers grants, guaranteed loan programs for beginning ag producers.
  • Effective financial record keeping important for business optimization.
  • Record-breaking snowfall causes continued snowpack growth.
  • Google Drive useful, free and optimal for multiple users.
  • Calf shelters can help keep calves healthy during harsh spring weather.