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Inside the May 13, 2017 Roundup

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Here's a preview of the May 13 edition of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup.
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Selecting the top
DNA testing may be useful, economical for female selection in commercial herds
Casper – "Everything starts with a bull, right? That's our genetic driver," said Austin Buzanowski of Zoetis Animal Genetics.
           As a way to improve accuracy of expected progeny differences (EPDs) and increase the amount of information producers have about their animals, Zoetis uses a DNA test called the i50K test for Angus cattle.
          "That way, when we look at a bull, what we see there in the pen and what we see on paper is what we're going to get when we get home," he continued.
          In addition to being useful in sire selection, Buzanowski discussed the practicality and benefits of using DNA testing for female selection in commercial herds.

Water Development Office provides updates to Joint Ag Committee
Hulett – May 9-10 brought the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Agriculture, State and Public Lands and Water Resources Committee to provide updates on rule revisions, as well at the Platte River Recovery and Implementation Program (PRRIP).
          “The PRRIP is a program that has been running for 10 years successfully,” said Wyoming Water Development Office Director Harry LaBonde. “It has a 13-year life, so it is scheduled to expire at the end of 2019. I’m starting the process now of looking at extending program.”
          LaBonde explained program is jointly run by Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, the Department of the Interior (DOI) specifically for the recovery of four threatened or endangered species in Nebraska.

          In a webinar for the Center of Food Integrity Food Influencers series in late April, Motivindex Co-Founder and CEO Ujwal Arkalgud discussed the study, focusing specifically on the consumer group named peak performers.

          After recognizing Dennis Thaler of LaGrange and former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Cheyenne last year, the Wyoming Livestock Roundup is searching for the next individuals or couples to be inducted into the Ag Hall of Fame in 2017. More information can be found at

Also inside the Roundup this week:

  • Rustic, western roses appeal to many occasions.
  • Wyo Ag in the Classroom announces bookmark winners.
  • Readers tickle our funny bone in contest.
  • Now is the time to fix your soil.
  • Spring snow storms bring increased moisture to an already wet Wyoming.





Ag Hall Of Fame Applications

Written by Emilee Gibb

Nearly 60 Wyomingites have been recognized since 1992 as the cream of the crop in Wyoming’s agriculture industry through their induction into the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame. After recognizing Dennis Thaler of LaGrange and former U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis of Cheyenne last year, the Wyoming Livestock Roundup is searching for the next individuals or couples to be inducted in 2017.

“Now’s the time to really showcase those in the agriculture industry who have played a strong role in agriculture through support, volunteerism and industry leadership – both on the farm and ranch and in their community,” says Dennis Sun, Wyoming Livestock Roundup publisher. “Nominate friends, neighbors and others who epitomize what it means to be a Wyoming agriculturalist.”

Nomination forms are available at or by contacting the Roundup at 307-234-2700 or roundup@ The nomination form includes a list of the nominee’s agriculture and civic achievements, volunteer activities and recognitions.

After nominations are submitted, a panel of three independent judges will be selected to review applications and select the winners. Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at the Wyoming Ag Hall of Fame picnic, scheduled to be held on Aug. 16. At the picnic, nominees will receive a commemorative poster and belt buckle.

Nominations are due by June 12. Forms can be mailed to Wyoming Livestock Roundup, PO Box 850, Casper, WY 82602 or e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Feel free to include any supplemental information with the nomination form, including letters of support. Call 307-234- 2700 with any questions.

Application form available here.

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