Upcoming Programs


Wednesday December 7th

New Concepts and Sustainable Approaches on Reproductive Management and Genetics of Beef Cattle

Interactive downlink at the OSU Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center, in Klamath Falls,

Program Schedule

4:00 – 4:30pm Basic Concepts on Cattle Reproduction and Genetic Management Chanda Engel-Oregon State University, Klamath Falls
4:30 – 5:00 pm Nutritional Strategies to Enhance Reproduction in Beef Females David Bohnert – Oregon State University, EOARC – Burns
5:00 – 5:30 pm Temperament and its Effects on Production and Reproduction in Beef Cattle Reinaldo Cooke – Oregon State University, EOARC – Burns
5:30 – 6:00 pm Break  

6:00 – 6:45 pm Implementing Reproductive Technologies into Beef Cattle Operations Tom Geary – USDA Agricultural Research Service, Miles City, MT  

6:45 – 7:30 pm Improving EPD Accuracy by Combining EPD Info with DNA Test Results Alison Van Eenennaam – University of California, Animal Sciences – Davis

There will be a $5.00 registration fee

to plan food pre-registration is recommended.

Contact Chanda Engel at 541-883-7131



Lamb Market Outlook Program

May 11, 2011

Opportunity to glean some information concerning current lamb market issues!  Join us!

  • When: Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.

  • What: Distance presentation by Dr. Erica Rosa of the Livestock Marketing Information Center in Denver

  • How: Attend a participating Site (see list below).  The site will Telephone Washington State University’s telephone conference center for her discussion on May 11.  A copy of the slide presentation will be viewed at each location.

  • Topics:

  • Lamb production and consumption trends

  • Supply and demand trends; current situation

  • International trade and international currency valuation

  • Competing meats

  • Feed prices

  • Price forecast

  • LRP lamb

  • Viewing Locations:

    • Spokane County/WSU Extension Education Center, 222 N Havana, Spokane

    • OSU Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center; 3328 Vandenberg Rd, Klamath Falls, Or (Conference Room)–Contact Chanda Engel at 541-883-7131.

    • OSU Umatilla County Extension Service, BMCC Umatilla Hall Rm 100, 2411 NW Carden, Pendleton

    • Klickatat County PUD, 1313 S Columbia Ave, Goldendale WA, contact Susan Kerr, 509-773-5817

    • Moses Lake Municiple Airport, contact Sarah Smith in advance, 509-754-2011 ext. 413.

    • Other locations may be arranged. Ask your local extension office to host a viewing location. Register by Wednesday, May 4 with Tom Platt, 509-725-4171.

Cattlemen’s Update

January 3, 2011

Poisonous Plants, Forage Kochia, and Fall Grazing Cheatgrass

This is an annual educational program offered through a partnership with OSU KBREC and with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.  The program will provide western beef producers local access to valuable information on current beef cattle production management issues that affect profitability and product quality.  Attending this program will allow individuals certified in Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) to be recertified.  Also, three hours of Continuing Education credits are approved for licensed veterinarians.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Thursday December 30, 2010 to the OSU KBREC 541-883-7131.

cattlemen’s Update


7th Annual Cattlemen’s Workshop:

“Pathways to Success”

When: Saturday, January 22nd 2011

Where: Blue Mountain Conference Center, 404 12th Street, La Grande, OR


9:00 – 9:15 Workshop Introductions & Overview

Rick Haines: Owner Independent Ag Network; Twin Falls, ID

9:15 – 10:00 Strategies for Beef Cow/Calf Production in the 21st Century

Clay Mathis: Director & Chair, King Ranch Institute; Texas A&M – Kingsville

10:00 – 10:45 Genetic Tools for Successful Cow/Calf Breeding Decisions

Darrh Bullock: Beef Cattle Extension Specialist, Beef Cattle Breeding & Genetics; University of Kentucky, Lexington

10:45 – 11:00 Break (provided by sponsors)

11:00 – 11:45

Strategies to Optimize the Use of AI in Cow/Calf Production Systems

Dave Patterson: Professor Beef Cattle Reproductive Physiology; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (provided by sponsors)

1:00 – 1:45 Optimizing Cow Genetic Potential with Low-Cost Production Strategies

Twig Marston: Director, Northeast Research & Extension Center, Beef Production Systems; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

1:45 – 2:30 Economic Outlook for US Beef Cattle Production

Scott Brown: Agricultural Economist & Program Director, Food & Agriculture Policy Research Institute, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2:30 – 2:45 Break (provided by sponsors)

2:45 – 3:30 World Beef Markets: Is Brazil Our Biggest Competitor?

Reinaldo Cooke: Beef Cattle Extension Specialist; Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Burns, OR

3:30 – 4:00 Panel Discussion & Wrap-up

Rick Haines: Owner Independent Ag Networks; Twin Falls, ID

Note: For more information, please contact Kim McKague or Tim DelCurto at (541) 562-5129


Printable: 2011 Workshop Schedule



WHO: Youth ages 14-17 from Klamath & Lake Counties

WHEN: June 14, 15, and 16 (8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.)

WHERE: OSU Klamath Basin R & E Center – Research Station

COST: $60.00 (includes class materials & lunch each day)

Class size is limited to 15 To reserve a spot in the class.  Students must be registered and paid by June 7, 2010.

For more information or to register call the OSU Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center at 541-883-7131 or Lake County Extension at 541-947-6054

2010 Tractor Safety Flier


EOARC Beef Cattle Field Day

Thursday May 27th, 2010 at Eastern Oregon Agriculture Research Center

67826 Hwy 205—Burns, OR

7:30 – 8:40 am On-Site Registration

8:40 – 9:00 am Introduction and Welcome

Dr. Dave Bohnert – EOARC Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Tony Svejcar – USDA-ARS Research Leader

Morning Section Contemporary Issues for Beef Cattle Producers

Moderator – Dr. Reinaldo Cooke (EOARC – Burns)

9:00 – 9:30 am Current Topics in Beef Cattle Health

Dr. Masie Custis – Harney County Veterinary Clinic

9:30 – 10:00 am Bureau of Land Management Updates

Ed Shepard – Oregon/Washington BLM Director

10:00 – 10:30 am Public Lands Issues

John O’Keeffe – Beef Producer and Chair of OCA’s Public Land Committee

10:30 – 11:00 am What does the Oregon Beef Council Provide to Cattlemen?

Will Wise – Oregon Beef Council Executive Director

11:00 – 11:15 am Break – Refreshments Provided

11:15 – 12:00 pm Round Table—All Morning Speakers

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch

Afternoon Section Research Update

Moderator – Dustin Johnson (Harney County Extension)

1:30 – 2:10 pm Managing Disposition to Improve Performance of the Cow Herd

Dr. Reinaldo Cooke – Beef Cattle Specialist

2:10 – 2:45 pm Consequences of Late-Gestational Nutrition on Future Performance

Dr. Dave Bohnert – EOARC Assist. Superintendent and Ruminant Nutritionist

2:45 – 3:25 pm Including Production and Environmental Aspects in a Breeding Program

Dr. Chad Mueller – Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management

3:25 – 3:40 pm Break – Refreshments Provided

3:40 – 4:20 pm Nutritional Implications for Beef Cattle Grazing Rangelands

Dr. Tim DelCurto – EOARC Superintendent and Range Cattle Nutritionist

4:20 – 5:00 pm Campus Beef Cattle Research Overview

Dr. Jim Males – Head of Department of Animal Sciences

Evening Section Dinner and Social at the Burns Elks Lodge (118 N. Broadway, Burns)

Moderator – Dr. Dave Bohnert (EOARC – Burns)

5:30 – 6:30 pm—Social Hour

6:30 – 8:00 pm—Prime Rib Dinner

8:00 pm—Cowboy Poetry by Marty Campbell

RSVP Required by May 17, 2010

Full Registration: $30.00

(Includes Program, Lunch & Dinner)

Program & Lunch Only: $15.00

Dinner Only: $20.00

For more information, please visit the Beef Cattle Sciences Website


To RSVP contact David Bohnert at  (541) 573- 8910 or Reinaldo Cooke  at (541) 573-4083

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 ● Battle Mountain, NV
Battle Mountain Civic Center, 660 West Front St.
Registration: 8:30 AM Program: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
No fee to attend.
RSVP to Lander County Extension – 775-635-5565

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 ● Jordan Valley, OR
Lion’s Den, Highway 95
Registration: 8:30 AM Program: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
RSVP to RMC – 707-429-2292

Saturday, June 5, 2010 ● Baker, OR
Baker County OSU Extension Office, 2600 East St.
Registration: 8:30 AM Program: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
RSVP to RMC – 707-429-2292

For the June 2, Jordan Valley & the June 5 Baker Workshops:
Advanced Registration Fee: $20.00/person
Registration at the door: $30.00/person

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