Joe and Cindy Frasier of Frasier Farms-River Bend Ranch invite beef producers, educators, industry representatives and others to their ranch near Limon for a tour on Thursday, August 16. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a lunch sponsored by Red Angus Association of America and Pfizer Animal Health. The tour and program will conclude around 3:30 p.m.
The Colorado State University Beef Team is coordinating this tour and encourages cattlemen throughout the region to plan to attend this educational event.
Some of the topics for the day include:
— Overview of the cattle operation including use of artificial insemination (AI) breeding, Management Intensive Grazing (MIG), progeny testing and marketing through a beef source supply alliance.
— Participants will see in person the portable (AI) chute wired for RFID tag use combined with data collecting software.
— The economics of MIG and Summer Calving.
Lunch and the tour will take place at the River Bend Ranch headquarters, located east of Limon, off Interstate 70 at Exit 354, then .75 miles west.
The Frasier families have been ranching in Eastern Colorado since 1947 received the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Regional Environmental Stewardship Award in 2003.
For more information contact Mick Livingston, Kit Carson Extension Office in Burlington, CO (phone 719-346-5571; email firstname.lastname@example.org ), Jack Whittier, Colorado State Beef Extension Specialist, Fort Collins, CO (phone 970-491-6233; email email@example.com ), Roger Ellis, Colorado State Extension Veterinarian, Fort Collins, CO (phone 970-297-4516; email firstname.lastname@example.org ), or Michael Fisher, Yuma County Extension Office in Wray (phone 970-332-4151; email MJ.Fisher@ColoState.edu).