Annual Cattlemen’s Update in Gardnerville

Cows in the snow on Dec. 14 just east of Genoa.

Cows in the snow on Dec. 14 just east of Genoa.


Gardnerville will host the University of Nevada, Reno’s, the annual Cattlemen’s Update in person 10 a.m. Jan. 11 at Carson Valley United Methodist Church.

“I am very excited to bring this back to Douglas County,” Cooperative Extension Educator Lindsay Chichester said.

Chichester said she had fond memories of the event at the Carson Valley Inn when she was a child.

For more than 40 years, the University has held several sessions across Nevada in January to provide ranchers with current research-based information about issues that may affect the efficiency, productivity, profitability and sustainability of their businesses and Nevada’s cattle industry.

Gardnerville will be the first Nevada in-person session of the five-day event that opens with a virtual session via Zoom.

The event is conducted in a partnership led by the University’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources, and its Extension and Experiment Station units. Other program partners include local sponsors and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Speakers for this year include State Veterinarian Amy Mitchell, Extension Educator for Churchill County Carson Anderson Oney, Professor and Extension Educator for Humboldt County Brad Schultz, and Associate Professor of Rangeland Sciences and Extension Specialist Paul Meiman.

At the three- to four-hour sessions, experts will discuss pertinent topics with participants, including topics on animal health and cattle markets and production. The cost is $20 per ranch per location attended, which includes lunch or dinner, event proceedings and the “Red Book” recordkeeping guide for cattle producers.

This year’s schedule includes:

Jan. 10, 10 a.m., Virtual session

This session will be offered via Zoom only. Register at

Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m., Fallon, dinner provided

Fallon Convention Center, 100 Campus Way

Jan. 12, 5:30 p.m., Ely, dinner provided

Ely Convention Center, 150 W. Sixth St.

Jan. 13, 12:30 p.m., Elko, dinner provided

Dalling Hall, 600 Commercial St.

Jan. 14, 10 a.m., Winnemucca, lunch provided

Extension Office, 1085 Fairgrounds Road


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