HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza)
HPAI informational flyer
For more information on HPAI please visit the Colorado Department of Agriculture site or call them at 303-869-9000
Over the Counter Livestock Antibiotic Rule Change
On June 13th of 2023 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) will enact guidance #263.This ruling will stop all sales of over the counter(OTC) livestock antibiotics in the United States. For further information on this impacts livestock owners please read the article below and you are welcome to watch our recorded webinar on this topic by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu-O__l23vg
Pueblo County Brand Inspector
Colorado is a mandatory brand inspection state for cattle, horses, mules and donkeys. This is the proof of ownership of livestock animals and is a requirement for transporting livestock over 75 miles within the state of Colorado. For more information on livestock inspections, when they are required and how to obtain one, you can check out the brand inspection website from the Colorado Department of Agriculture which can be found here: https://ag.colorado.gov/brands/livestock-inspection
The current Pueblo County Brand Inspector is Zach Kuhns. He can be reached at (719)225-0137.
Soil and Crop Tests
Wondering to know if your crop, hay or soil is right? The CSU testing lab can help answer all your questions. Click here (https://agsci.colostate.edu/soiltestinglab/) to access the full testing site and if you need assistance figuring out what form you need and how to take your sample please give us a call at 719-568-6566.
CSU Crop Testing Site
Crop Variety Performance Trials are conducted by Colorado State University’s Crops Testing Program to provide unbiased and reliable information to Colorado crop producers to help them make better variety decisions. Each crop in our program has a page where the most recent trial information and technical reports can be found. To learn more about these trials click here: https://csucrops.com/
Webinars and Recorded Classes
Be sure to check out many of our recorded classes and webinars by using the links below!
Pumpkins 2022: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJrlQcX8Oxo
Profitability on the Farm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlfPrTsubEU
Modern Cropping Systems: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsiMJt9vYY4
Water Round Table Session #1 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usWxjXHNcgk
Farming Finances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7I1rh4GIsY
Ranch to Plate with CDA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqCm-6wqPrc
Overwintering Poultry Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2vfuv77qcY&t=1s
Helpful Agriculture & Agronomy Factsheets
Many items in Pueblo County can be easily addressed with helpful fact sheets from CSU Extension. This list is not a comprehensive list of all fact sheets offered through CSU Extension. If you are needing specific resources, please give us a call at 719-583-6566 and we’d be happy to send you additional information on any topic you may have.
Irrigation Timing for Specialty Crops – https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/determining-irrigation-run-times-with-drip-tape-on-specialty-crops-5-623/
Colorado Corn – Best Management Practices: https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/crops/xcm574a.pdf
Dryland Cropping Systems: https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/dryland-cropping-systems-0-516/
Importance of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Colorado Crops: https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/importance-of-plant-parasitic-nematodes-in-colorado-crops-2-952/
Cultivated Trees and Plants Potentially Poisonous to Animals: https://poisonousplants.cvmbs.colostate.edu/landscaping
Ailments of Chickens: https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/ailments-of-chickens-2-505/
Agricultural Pesticide Protective Equipment: https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/agricultural-pesticide-protective-equipment-5-021/
Pinkeye Problems in Cows: https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/pinkeye-problems-in-cows-8-020/
Best Management Practices for Manure Utilization: https://extension.colostate.edu/docs/pubs/crops/568A.pdf
Stretching your horse’s hay supply during drought: https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/agriculture/stretching-your-horses-hay-supply-during-drought-1-625/