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News Update

March 10, 2016

Voting Eligibility Deadline Fast Approaching

The American Angus Association’s voting eligibility requirements have changed. These changes will influence the 2016 electoral process, and key requirements must be met by Friday, April 8.

“Eligible voting members,” are those who are able to nominate, be nominated, vote or be elected in the annual election of delegates. Members can log in to AAA Login through to check their voting eligibility status through the My Account — Your American Angus Association Information option. To be considered an eligible voting member, American Angus Association members must meet all of the following requirements:

The new requirements were established during the American Angus Association’s 2015 Annual Convention of Delegates last November, where voting delegates passed three amendments to the bylaws that affect who can participate in the delegate election process and the timing of the nomination period.

Read more about the changes online.

TAHC Releases Equine Herpes Virus Quarantine

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials have released the premises quarantined for Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) in El Paso County. There are no other reported EHV-1 cases in Texas.

The first case of EHV-1 in El Paso County was confirmed on Feb. 18, 2016, in two horses at one premises. The TAHC reminds equine owners to keep their horses healthy by practicing simple biosecurity measures. Biosecurity is a set of management practices designed to reduce the risk of introduction and transmission of an infectious disease agent, such as EHV-1.

By following these simple guidelines owners can minimize the risk to their equine: consult your veterinarian to establish an appropriate vaccination program for your horse(s); tie your horse(s) to your trailer (if using a stall, clean and disinfect it, if possible, before stalling your horse); always use clean, fresh bedding; minimize your horse(s) having direct contact with unknown horses, especially nose-to-nose contact; and use your own water and feed buckets, and avoid letting your horse(s) drink from a communal water trough.

For more information, please view the full TAHC news release online.

Irrigation Management Workshops

Nevada agriculture producers rely on irrigation water to produce all crops. However, with the state in the midst of a four-year drought, water for irrigation remains in short supply. Without irrigation, there’s no production. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering free workshops, “Irrigation Management, Tips and Techniques When Water is Short,” March 14 in Eureka and March 15 in Fallon to help agriculture producers get the most out of their crops by irrigating effectively with less water.

Topics include:

For more information, please view the full news release online.

Jeff Howes Named Universal Trailer V.P. of Marketing

Universal Trailer Corporation (UTC), a leading trailer manufacturer in the United States, has announced the appointment of Jeff Howes to the position of vice president of marketing.

Howes brings to UTC an extensive marketing background with more than 20 years of experience in product, brand and channel marketing. He most recently served as vice president/general manager for the Water Initiative and spent ten years at Newell Rubbermaid as director of marketing for their Tools Business Segment.

Recent UTC product development launches have included the new aluminum Haulmark ALX trailer series, Wells Cargo SilverSport aluminum trailers, the Featherlite Liberty living quarters, the Haulmark Motorcoach STATUS Luxury Coach and the new Exiss living quarters trailers.

For more information, please view the the Universal Trailer website.

Northern Livestock Day, April 1

Get up to date with the latest information on raising cattle, sheep, goats and horses at the Northern Livestock Day, Friday, April 1, at the Santa Fe County 4-H Building, 3229 Rodeo Road in Santa Fe.

“This educational program will provide information for livestock producers to improve their operation,” said Joseph Garcia, New Mexico State University (NMSU) agricultural agent of the inaugural event. “Also, USDA agencies will present information about their current programs that can benefit producers.”

NMSU’s Northern New Mexico Outreach Project is hosting the event, which will feature presentations on bull selection using expected progeny differences, cow/calf maintenance, herd health and benefits of early weaning, as well as opportunities in sheep and goat production and general horse care.

For more information, please view the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events here.


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