Colorado Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) is hosting one of several new regional events for cattle producers as part of the Stockmanship and Stewardship program from the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA). Colorado State University's Agriculture Research, Development and Education Center (ARDEC) in Fort Collins will house the event on September 22-23, 2017, which will feature world-renowned livestock behaviorist, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., as the keynote speaker.
Livestock brands are vital to protecting Colorado's livestock industry and are an important part of the state's history and culture.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture's Brand Inspection Division reminds brand owners that the brand assessment payment must be received in the Brand Office by 5 p.m. on June 30 to avoid payment of a $25 late fee.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission voted to adopt the revised Section 14 regarding composting. Colorado livestock operations will remain exempt from this rule as long as they continue to compost only agricultural waste.
On July 15, the Delta County Livestock Association hosted a great afternoon of learning, collaboration and socializing.
The afternoon kicked off with Libby Bigler, the Colorado Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) coordinator, giving a BQA certification training at the Heritage Hall in Hotchkiss.
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