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A PRODUCTION PRACTICES SURVEY OF COW-CALF PRODUCERS IN NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. Cory Parsons, PAS Associate Professor, Department of Animal Sciences OSU Extension Baker & Union Counties. Introduction & Goals.

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A PRODUCTION PRACTICES SURVEY OF COW-CALF PRODUCERS IN NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Cory Parsons, PAS

Associate Professor,

Department of Animal Sciences

OSU Extension Baker & Union Counties


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Introduction & Goals NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

  • Need to provide timely and pertinent information

  • In order to monitor/measure change I needed to assess the current status

  • Decided to conduct a producer survey


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Materials & Methods NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

  • Modified an existing survey (Bohnert et al. 2005)

  • Modified a 22 question survey into a more comprehensive 27 question survey

  • Focusing on economically important cow/calf management practices

  • Mailed 415 self addressed-stamped confidential surveys to cow/calf producers in Baker and Union counties of northeaster Oregon

  • Waited 2 month and sent a reminder

  • After 4 months we analyzed the responses


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

  • Analyzed data using SPSS 13.0, 2004 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, Illinois)

  • 103 total surveys were returned (25%)

    • 72 surveys from Baker County (20%)

    • 31 surveys from Union County (7%)

Although County survey data results often varied, for the purpose of this presentation all results have been pooled and will be reported as such.


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSHerd Size

The average herd size varied widely, with the most common herd being 301-400 head which was reported by 15.7% of respondents.

NAHMS 1997

80% 1 - 49 head

19% 50 – 499 head

1% > 500 head


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSType of Operation

  • We listed seven categories for type of beef operation, and respondents were asked to check all that applied. Many respondents listed multiple operation types, indicating the diverse nature of beef production operations in Northeastern Oregon.


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSCulling Practices


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSCulling Practices


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSCow Replacement Practices


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSCow Replacement Practices


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSAnnual Cow Costs


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSFeed Resources


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSFeed Resources

NAHMS 1997

9% conduct forage analysis

22% formulate rations


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSBull Management

81% of the survey respondents purchase their bull battery from either a bull sale or by private treaty. Only 3% of respondents listed the local auction barn as the location they purchase bulls and 10% of producers stated they do a combination of raising their own bulls and purchasing from bull sale.


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSBull Management


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSBull Management (BSE)

NAHMS 1997

54% of producers in the West conduct Semen evaluation

65% conduct some type of BSE


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSCow Reproduction

76% run between 15-25 cows per bull

NAHMS 1997

94% one calving season

10% 2 or more calving seasons


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSCow Reproduction

63% have a breeding season less than 60 days

NAHMS 1997

62% < 105 days

21.2% <64 days


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Results NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDSCalf Marketing

When asked if they currently participate in a retained ownership / niche marketing program 29% stated yes with the remaining 71% stating no.


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Conclusions NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

  • Though not totally inclusive I believe that the results of this survey will be extremely valuable in guiding the Extension livestock programming efforts in Northeastern Oregon.


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Conclusions NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

  • Practices such as,

    • not verifying pregnancy

    • not testing forages

    • not conducting BSE

    • not selling open cows

      are some areas that could benefit from educational efforts with positive impacts.


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THANK YOU NORTHEASTERN OREGON: ASSESSING THE INDUSTRY’S EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

QUESTIONS

Cory Parsons, PAS

Associate Professor,

Department of Animal Sciences

OSU Extension Baker & Union Counties


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