The recently updated "Cow-Calf Management Guide and Cattle Producer's Library" is now available from the University of Idaho (UI).

Published as a three-ring binder filled with various decision-aiding worksheets and more than 230 research-based fact sheets on all aspects of beef-cattle production, the manual addresses such major topics as reproduction, nutrition, management, finance, genetics, drought, quality assurance, health and pasture. Material is peer-reviewed and revised annually by the Western Beef Resource Committee, a team of state Extension beef specialists and educators from 12 western states.

The manual is available for $95 as a printed binder that includes a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM alone can be purchased for $35. Manual owners can also buy revised fact sheets each year. To order, contact the UI Department of Animal and Vet Sciences at 208-885-6345, cowcalf@uidaho.edu or www.avs.uidaho.edu/wbrc. -- Joe Roybal