Who can resist a lamb? There are plenty of lambs and some foals too

in the Spring Issue of The AG Mag. 

 

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Country Mouse

 

                                                                                                               Photo by Hattie Wimer

All ranch kids love pizza!

Including two-day-old foals.

Paisley Wimer of Surprise Valley, California, is hoping to hold on to her last piece. 

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How Can I Sell My Market Animal if the Fair is Closed?

 

Gus Guthrie showing his goat at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair     Photo by Althea Andreatta

 

UCCE Advisors Morgan Doran, Tracy Schohr and Laura Snell

have compiled a comprehensive guide for junior livestock exhibitors

which can be found at this link

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Country Mouse

 

 

 

Evelyn Kyle is two-years-old, so her aspirations for life

don’t go much beyond getting a snack & having fun.

But it looks to us like she’s a natural vet.

Evelyn and her family live in Northern New Mexico on a large cattle/horse ranch.

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Covid- 19 - When Stress is More Than a Season

 

The National Cattlemens’ Beef Association (NCBA) recently sponsored a webinar on mental health for ranchers and farmers. Presenters Adrienne De Sutter, M.S.Ed., Behavioral Health Consultant and Ted Matthews, Director of Minnesota Rural Mental Health are both familiar with mental health issues in the agricultural community.  Here are key points from their presentation.

 

  • Question: How do I get someone who needs help, but always refuses, to do something?
  • Answer: Tell them you’re concerned. Show compassion for them.
  • Tell them you’re not going to judge them.
  • Don’t say, “You need help, or advice,” say, “I’m concerned for you.”
  • Have a calm conversation with them.
  • Signs of Depression
  • Cattle not being fed
  • Farmstead not kept up
  • Irritability/ fatigue
  • Changes in sleep or eating
  • Isolating/ Lose interest in things you love the most
  • Changes in behavior, something is off
  • Decline in care of crops
  • Sudden weight gain or loss
  • Humiliation

 

Read the complete article in the Spring Issue of The AG Mag,

due out at your favorite social-distancing feed store or grocery in early May. 

 

If you or loved one needs help now: 

 Call 911 or go to the Emergency Room

Call your primary care doctor

Find a local behavioral health center or go to find  treatment near you go to samhsa.gov

Check with health insurance providers to see if they cover teletherapy

Find someone you can connect with, therapists don’t always understand complexities and what your life is like. Find someone you mesh with, if the first one doesn’t work the first time, find another therapist.

Call the National Suicide prevention hotline – 1-800-273-8255

American Farm Bureau – Rural Resilience- https://www.fb.org/programs/rural-resilience/

Sow Hope Grow Hope, for women in ag –www.sowhope.org

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Well we've put the buckaroo crew through the wringer,


Days of rain and heat, moving cattle who would rather linger,


Longs days, starting with the dawn, ending with the dusk,


We're damn lucky they've stayed on, and haven't tried to quit us,


Cause without their help not much would get done,


And they sure make the days a lot more fun.

 

Poem and photo by CATTLE Mag poet-in-residence Annie Mackenzie

Find Annie on Facebook at oregon annie poems from owyhee

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 FarmHer

Marji Guyler-Alaniz 

 

 

 

 

In 2013, Marji Guyler-Alaniz started a photo project titled FarmHer,

featuring women working on the farm. She wasn't the only one interested in updating

the image of agriculture and others began to follow the movement.

 

 

To read the entire article pick up a copy of the Spring AG Mag

at your trusted social-distance grocery or feed store.

 

Here are a few of Marji’s Social Media Do’s Don’ts

 

Stats

Instagram: 24,300

Facebook: 47,377 likes, 48,897 followers

Twitter: 7,293 

Hashtag "#farmher" - over 309,000 posts

Website: farmher.com

 

 Do

Keep it positive

Make sure you have good imagery

Go for consistency in the look and feel of your brand

 

Don't

Don't worry about how many followers you have.

Don't feel like you have to be the best at everything. Team up!

 

Take time to go to local meetings, volunteer.

Community matters, Especially now!

 

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Country Mouse

 

Dear readers, 

      This photo of Sage, Jade and Garrett Duncan, taken by the girl's mother Camy Duncan

is the first in our every-Wednesday series of photos showing what ag kids do during a quarantine. 

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The Ranchers Horse Sale

https://ranchershorsesale.com/horses-for-sale/ 

 

Sale scheduled for June 6th in Juntura, Oregon

We're currently in a holding pattern.

As the date gets closer we'll know more about whether the event will take place.

In the meantime here is a sneak peak at our catalog. https://ranchershorsesale.com/horses-for-sale/ 

Feel free to browse around and get excited about this bunch. The mission of the Ranchers Horse Sale is to

provide premium bridle horses, broke ranch horses and well started colts for sale. 

Each year we offer 35 head of stock horses trained in genuine cattle work

on the high desert of Eastern Oregon.

 

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                                                                                                          Photo by Shannon Thompson

 

 

Life Goes On!

 

Note: This photo was taken before the coronavirus struck. We think it helps us to remember why we have to be strong. 

 

Support our AG Mag and CATTLE Mag Advertisers.

 

You'll find their Coronavirus "Open for Business" updates below.

 

Ag is strong and the world goes on...


CALIFORNIA
Alturas      
American Ag Credit Office is closed to walk in clients, call for an appointment 530/ 233-4304 www.Agloan.com
Cascade Fencing Business as usual w/ precautions per Governor's guidelines- Call for a quote 530- 640-2768  
Chimney Rock Travel Center Business as usual w/ precautions per Governor's guidelines 530-233-2470  
Horst Farm Supply Business as usual w/ precautions per Governor's guidelines 530-640-0828 or 530-233-9226  
Modoc Insurance Office is closed to walk in clients, call for an appointment 530-233-3432 www.Modocinsurance.com
Modoc Pharmacy Business as usual w/ precautions per Governor's guidelines. Curb-side available, or send a friend 530-233-4884 www.ModocMedicalCenter.org
Modoc Steel Business as usual w/ precautions per Governor's guidelines. Call for curb-side pick up 530/ 233-2655 www.Modocsteel.com
Niles Hotel Open for lunch and Starbucks, Take out and curb-side 530/ 233-3733 www.Nileshotel.com
Sage Stage Business as usual w/ precautions per Governor's guidelines. Grocery and prescription deliveries within Alturas 10-mile radius 530/ 233-6410 www.sagestage.com/notice-to-all-passengers/
Subway Curb-side and take-out 530/ 233-4688  
Burney      
Pit River Casino
Closed until further notice
  www.pitrivercasino.com
Pit River Mini Mart Business as usual w/ precautions per Governor's guidelines 530/335-2050  
Chico      
Bid Cal April auction has been rescheduled to June 6 530/ 345-0840 www.Bidcal.com
Cottonwood      
Cottonwood Vet Clinic Business as usual w/ precautions per Governor's guidelines, including on-call 24/ 7 530-347-3711 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shasta Farm & Equipment Call for details 530-347-5077 www.shastafarmequipment.com
Grass Valley      
Legacy Ranching Business as usual w/ precautions per California State guidelines 530-708-0590 www.legacyranching.net
Oroville      
Vantage Business as usual w/ precautions per California State guidelines 530-774-3441  
WSR Insurance Due to Yolo County’s mandatory shelter-in-place order, our office will be closed effective 3/19/2020 to 4/7/2020. However, we will still be working remotely. Please call our office at 530-662-9181 for any of your insurance needs. 530-662-9181 www.wsrins.com
Tulelake      
Monte Johnson Insurance Open but doors are closed, available over the phone, call to talk to agent. 530-667-5656 www.montejohnsoninsurance.com
OREGON
       
SAGE Center Center and offices are closed. Posting through Facebook & Twitter   www.visitsage.com
Eagle Point      
Shasta View Genetics Call for appointment 209-642-3900  
Hermiston      
Eastern Oregon Mobile Slaughter Regular business hours – sanitizing per Governor’s guidelines. Call for information 541-567-2011 www.Easternoregonmoblieslaughter.com
Klamath Basin      
Aluminum Pipe & Repair, T-L Pivot Sales & Services Call for details 541-281-5444  
Basin Fence Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-951-4007, 541-951-5300 Facebook
Basin Fertilizer Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-798-5655 www.basinfertilizer.work
Basin Tire Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines–Not over 10 people allowed in the lobby at a time. 541-883-8146 www.basintireservice.com
Bullet Rental Hour change to Monday-Friday 7-5 with precautions per Oregon State guidlines Klamath Falls 541-855-5555 Madras: 541-325-5544 Medford: 541-779-2855  www.bulletrental.com
Carpenters Fencing Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-891-2261 www.carpentersfencing.xyz
Crater Lake Realty Call to talk to an agent 541-891-5562 www.craterlakerealtyinc.com
D&D Seeds and Farm Equipment Sales Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-882-7799 www.danddseeds.com
Diamond S Meat Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-884-8767 www.diamondsmeatco.com
Duarte Sales Check website for details on sales 541-891-7863 www.duartesales.com
FNR, Fisher Nicholson Ranch Division Physical office closed - Agents working from home, call for appointment and showing. Precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-891-7750 www.fnrhomes.com
Great Basin Insurance Call for details 541-882-5507 www.gr8basin.com
Irvin Petersen Trucking Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-273-7116  
KBE - Klamath Basin Equipment Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines Closed on Saturdays Klamath Falls 541-882-2571 Redmond 541-526-1827 Christmas Valley 541-576-3026 Central Point 541-664-1270 Lakeview 541-947-2188 www.klamathbasinequipment.com
Klamath County Fair All facilities closed to open access until further notice or the Oregon State guidelines are lifted. Not open to foot traffic, call for appointment 541-883-3796 www.klamathcountyfair.com
Macy’s Flying Service Business as usual w/ precautions per California State guidelines 530-664-2661 www.macysflyingservice.com
Monte Johnson Insurance Open but doors are closed, available over the phone, call to talk to agent. 541-850-8170 www.montejohnsoninsurance.com
Northwest Farm Credit Branch offices closed but open for telephone meetings, call your branch office   www.northwestfcs.com
Richland Feeds & Seed Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines Klamath Falls: 541-850-7330 Richland: 541- 893-6136 Halfway: 541) 742-2345  
Rodney Cheyne Farms Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-591-0746  
Winema Elevator Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 530-667-2275  
Shasta View Vet Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines. Can deliver medicines and supplies as needed 541-883-6337  
Six D Cattle Co Call for details 541-274-1488  
Sunny D Manufacturing Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 530-667-2275 www.oregonroadrunner.com
WW Western Wear Open by appointment only. Call 541-447-6890 www.wwwesternwear.net
Lakeview      
Pardue Construction Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-947-2369  
LaGrande      
Greg Blackman Insurance Agency Call for a quote or information (541) 963-8611  
       
       
       
       
Pilot Rock      
RDF Troughs Business as usual w/ precautions per Oregon State guidelines 541-379-2224 www.rdftroughs.com
Vale      
Producers Livestock Call for details or visit the website Vale, OR: 541-473-3136; Madera, CA: 559:678-0488; Salina, UT 435-529-7437; Greely, CO: 970-353-4121; Jerome, ID: 208-324-4345 www.producerslivestock.com
Yamhill      
Fitzgerald Corrals Call per location Yamhill: 808-896-1549 Prineville: 541447-6890. Vale: 208-631-4904 Burns: 541-589-1631 Kelso, WA 360-7511-2210 www.FitzFarms.com
NEVADA
Washoe Valley      
Blustery Bovine Closed April 11th. Business as usual w/ precautions per Nevada State guidelines 805-540-4013 www.blusterybovine.com
Fallon      
Nevada Livestock Exchange Call for details Office: 775-423-7760; Jack Payne 775-217-9273; Carey Hawkins: 208-724-6712; Frank Norcut: 775-223-7390. Archie Osborne: 775-397-3645. Cole Reber: 702-232-7351  
Gardnerville      
Pinenut Livestock Supply Business as usual and asking customers to call in for their order to be filled and will deliver curbside.
Shipping available
Gardnerville: 775-782-5337. Fallon: 775-423-5338 www.pinenutlivestocksupply.com
Washington
Bickleton      
Bickleton Market Street Café and Grocery Precautions per Washington State guidelines 7 am-5 pm, closed Wed & Sunday, take-out available (509) 896-2671  
Connell      
Six D Cattle Co Call for details 541-274-1488  
Kelso      
Fitzgerald Corrals Call per location Kelso, WA 360-7511-2210 www.FitzFarms.com
Toppenish      
Toppenish Livestock Commission Call for Details John Top 509-840-0342 Troy Frazier 509-386-3077. Chad Lowry 208-861-2224 Pacen Meraz. 575-571-3597. Bobby Wiersma 509-830-3340 Nate Ziegler 509 840-3400  
Vancouver      
Country Financial Call for Details 360-258-2690  
       
OR, NV, WA, ID      
Fay Ranches Call for appointment 406-586-4001 www.fayranches.com

 

 

 

 

 

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           Cyndi Daley Manages CSU, Chico Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Chico State Organic Dairy

 

What About My Herd?

 

Coronaviruses in Humans and Animals

 

Gabriele Maier, CE Sp

Specialist for Beef Cattle Herd Health and Production
April, 2020

Now that we are in the midst of the Covid19 outbreak, you might wonder about how this virus is
different from coronaviruses that infect livestock and other animals. Let’s try and answer some
questions you might have with regards to this topic.

How widespread are coronaviruses?

Disease from coronaviruses is very common in humans and animals. Many species have their own version of coronavirus. In fact, one of the causes of the common cold in people is a coronavirus.

What’s important to understand is that in general, these viruses stick with a species based on how their surface proteins fit receptors on the cells of their target species, in a lock and key fashion. The reason this novel corononavirus is such a threat is because it is new to our species, there is no immunity to it in the population, it spreads easily, and it can cause severe disease.

What is the source of the novel coronavirus?

SARS-CoV-2, the official name of the new coronavirus, is thought to have jumped from animals to humans. The exact source is still unknown, but, at the moment, the most likely explanation is that it came from bats. You probably remember the SARS outbreak from 2003, which was caused by a similar coronavirus. Bats were found to be the likely source of the virus in the 2003 SARS outbreak, and probably passed it on to other animals that were sold in markets in China, such as the palm civet, a cat-like animal.

Along the way the virus underwent mutations and finally was able to infect a new host –humans. Most importantly, it was able to spread from person to person. A similar mechanism was likely at play for this new coronavirus outbreak but with new information coming forward, this idea may change.

How is the novel coronavirus different from coronavirus in cattle?

The good news is that the bovine coronavirus we have in the US belongs to a different strain of
coronaviruses than the SARS-CoVs that have jumped to humans during the 2003 SARS and the current Covid19 outbreaks.

Bovine coronavirus is a cause of calf diarrhea, winter dysentery in adult cattle and is thought to cause respiratory disease, for example as part of the shipping fever complex. There is no expectation that the novel coronavirus can infect cattle or that the bovine coronavirus that is endemic in the US causes disease in people.

There is also no evidence that imported animals or animal products pose a risk for spreading Covid19, according to the CDC. Overall, there is no connection between coronavirus in cattle and SARS-CoV-2.

What about coronaviruses in other animals?

Epidemiologists are often worried about pigs as a mixing vessel for viruses that affect people and animals, e.g. for influenza viruses.

Pigs have their own versions of coronaviruses that are the cause of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) and Transmissible Gastroenteritis (TGE). However, just like in cattle, the coronaviruses in pigs are different and there is no evidence that pigs can get infected with SARS- CoV-2 or that they can transmit and spread it.

Should I worry about my pets?

At this time, there are also no reports that pets can get infected with or transmit SARS-CoV-2. However, the CDC cautions to restrict contact with pets while you are sick from Covid19 because there is still a lot we don’t know about this new virus.

Would the coronavirus vaccine we have for cattle work in people?

Unfortunately, the corona virus vaccine for cattle would not work for people in the current pandemic because of the difference in strains. In fact, intentional or unintentional injections of animal vaccines in people can have adverse effects such as toxic inflammation or allergic reactions and must be avoided.

Additional resources

It is hard to escape information about Covid19 during this time. While there is a lot of
information out there, not everything may be accurate. A reliable and up to date source is the
CDC webpage including a page about animals:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/animals.html

As time goes by, we may find out more about the source of the virus and other important facts,
so check back occasionally for the latest information and recommendations.

 

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