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7:55 am
Tue August 30, 2011

NMSU To Host Forum On Cow High Altitude Disease

Valles Caldera, New Mexico – VALLES CALDERA, N.M. (KRWG) New Mexico State University has announced that it will give cattle producers a chance to learn more about bovine high altitude disease and cattle dying from hypertension while grazing in the mountains.

The school's Top of the Valle research facility at the Valles Caldera National Preserve will host a field day Sept. 23 at the 89,000-acre Baca Ranch.

Presentations on the research will be given, and cattlemen will be able to view the bulls and cows from the research.

In addition, researchers will discuss nutritional management prior to cattle being shipped to seasonal high altitude grazing.

NMSU, Colorado State University and the University of Illinois are taking part in the research.

It is estimated that the beef industry loses around $60 million annually from high altitude disease.

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