Mark the historical 58th Bull Tour on your calendar, Friday, April 8. OSU Extension Service and the North Central Livestock Association are joining forces to bring this popular opportunity to stockmen across the state.
The Bull Tour will open with registration and coffee at 7 am, at The Dalles Auction Yard, about a mile south of the Dalles Bridge Junction on Highway 197. The tour will leave the Yard at 8 am and head to the first stop. As a new offering, the NCLA is offering a school bus to ride, for those who do not want to drive or just want to share the fellowship. Be sure to request a seat when you call in to register. Registration is $45 per person which includes refreshments, lunch and dinner. You are asked to register by calling the Sherman Extension Office at 541-565-3230, but you can pay “at the door” the day of the tour. Persons wishing to just participate in the dinner should still pre-register; the cost of dinner only is $25.
Dr. Jim Males from OSU and Nick Nelson’s Blue Mountain Livestock Judging Team will be on hand to offer perspective on stock we see.
This year’s stops include:
Four Beef Breeds
Stock and Selling Grass-Fed Beef Directly
Nutrition and Supplements
Feed Efficiency and Genetics
Differences between Meat Hogs and Show Swine
(Hey, it is part of the Livestock Association)
Beef Gains on Cover Crop Feeding
Bill and Doug Martin’s
A good solid breeding line worth seeing