Livestock Record Keeping

Publication Year: 
2008
Publication Type: 
Program Highlight
Citation: 
Jicarilla Extension
FRTEP - 1862

The need for tribal producers to keep good and accurate records is more important now than it has been in the past: With the increase in cost of production and low cattle prices, premise id, potential disease transfer and the need for records to be kept to participate in many agriculture assistance programs.

The Jicarilla/Southern Ute Extension Program has initiated the process of assisting tribal producers to become better record keepers. This has been done by coordinating presentations from the NMSU University Veterinarian, NMSU livestock specialist, representatives from FSA and NRCS, and Navajo Extension Agent Gerald Moore. Presentations have been conducted in the spring and fall.