Springtime in New Mexico means flowers blooming, baby farm animals, and wind. For many New Mexico ag producers, springtime also means Indian Livestock Days are here. The annual event gives Native American livestock producers the opportunity to stay informed about vital livestock market conditions and to gather information and training that improves herds and the quality of meat being produced.
The 2015 rendition of Indian Livestock Days was held May 12-14, 2015 in Albuquerque and featured presentations from many livestock production and market experts, including CAS’ Brett Crosby. Crosby introduced attending producers to concepts, tools, and strategies needed to manage the critical and sometimes complex marketing issues faced by cattle producers, including RMA’s Livestock Risk Protection Program. Crosby offered producers a brief introduction to crop insurance and RMA's Risk Management Agency, before moving to an overview of market risk and risk management issues and strategies, particularly as those concepts relate to drought conditions.
CAS appreciates the New Mexico State Cooperative Extension Service for the opportunity to participate in the 2015 Indian Livestock Days program.