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NMSU to host bull management educational series

  • By Nicole E. Drake
  • 575-646-3221
  • ndrake@nmsu.edu
  • Feb 17, 2022
Cattle in a pin

Bull owners across New Mexico should plan to test their cattle every spring for trichomoniasis. To combat trich, New Mexico State University Rio Arriba County Cooperative Extension Service will host the third annual Northern New Mexico Bull Management Educational Series in Abiquiu, New Mexico, Saturday Feb. 26.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Southwest Mobile Veterinary will provide breeding soundness and trich testing for $110 per bull, while the trich test alone will be offered for $65 by Dr. Andrea Harwell at the New Mexico Producer and Marketing Coop at the Ghost Ranch Feedlot.

“This is our third annual event, and we are excited to see the number of participants and the improvement of herd management among our livestock producers,” said Donald Martinez, Rio Arriba County Extension agricultural agent.

Trich is a venereal disease of cattle that can be transmitted from male to female during mating. If the disease is transmitted to a cow, the infection can develop in her reproductive tract and may result in the loss of pregnancy and infertility. Bulls have limited immune response, developing little resistance of the disease.

To RSVP for the event, contact Iliana Mendez by Friday, Feb. 18, at 505-685-4523 or mendezi@nmsu.edu.