Wyoming State Veterinarian, Jim Logan, will be hosting three meetings for cattle producers to discuss two new board orders passed by the Wyoming Livestock Board at its’ meeting last week.
One board order expanded the boundaries of the Brucellosis Designated Surveillance Area in Lincoln, Hot Springs, and Park counties. The boundary in Park County was extended east from Highway 120 to the Park-Big Horn County line. The boundary in Lincoln County was extended south to Highway 30, and the upper northwest portion of Hot Springs County has also been added.
The second board order requires approved individual identification on all sexually intact cattle regardless of age that leave the Designated Surveillance Area.
Both board orders will impact cattle producers who live in or run cattle in the Designated Surveillance Area at any time of the year because there are specific Brucellosis testing, vaccination, and identification requirements for cattle run in the Designated Surveillance Area.
If you run cattle anywhere in the Designated Surveillance Area, you are encouraged to attend the meeting to be updated on new requirements.
The meetings will be held in the following locations:
- Jackson – 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 9 – Wyoming Game & Fish Regional Office, 420 N. Cache
- Afton – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 – Afton Civic Center, 150 South Washington Street
- Pinedale – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 11 – Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Avenue
For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Jim Logan, WY State Veterinarian, (307) 421-1682, or Dr. Bob Meyer, WY Assistant State Veterinarian, (307) 256-0952.
Source: Wyoming Livestock Board
Posted by Haylie Shipp