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Registration deadline for this event is May 4.




NMSU Grant County Extension to offer beef quality assurance training

SILVER CITY, N.M. - New Mexico State University's Grant County Extension office will host


beef quality assurance training and certification program on Tuesday, May 8, at the Extension meeting room at 2610 N. Silver St. The morning workshop will begin at 8:30 and end at noon.

"All producers who are in the beef business should participate in this workshop," said Pete Walden, Grant County Extension agriculture agent and program director. "It is an excellent training that addresses many areas that are encountered in the production of healthy cattle that will be utilized in the beef market."

John Wenzel, NMSU Extension veterinarian, will present the program. Topics include feed-stuffs and sources, feed additives and medications, animal treatment and health maintenance, recordkeeping and inventory control, and vaccinations. Producers will qualify for certification in beef quality assurance upon completion of the course.

An early afternoon injection site workshop is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. Confirmation and details of that session will be sent to all registered participants.

Interested producers should register by May 4 at http://grantextension.nmsu.edu. For more information about the workshop, contact Gail Graham at ggraham@nmsu.edu or 575-388-1859.