FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(FEB. 13, 2015)
Contact: Kent Wright, 509-435-3590
WASHINGTON STATE (FEB. 12, 2015) – Northwest Farmers Union (NWFU) and President Kent Wright hosted an informative freeze branding session and Q & A for local producers at Windy Ridge farm in Washougal, WA. The event cited safe animal handling practices and various industry approved options for freeze branding as well as an in depth look at Angus cattle genetics and conformation.
“Today was a huge success with a good group of cattle and people alike” said Wright. “Everyone had great questions and the cattle cooperated, so we were able to get a lot accomplished today.”
The Northwest Farmers Union is an agriculture advocacy group that is committed to educating its’ members and the public about safe and sustainable agriculture practices as well as pertinent agriculture issues today. The group branded, poured and weighed approximately 20 head of Angus beef cows and heifers throughout the afternoon with various duties being shared by various participants.
Vice President Rich Boyd had this to say about the event, “Being a local farmer in the Vancouver area I’m happy to see locals getting additional education and resources here in Clark County and beyond. We are working to empower our farmers and ranchers so they can improve themselves and the products they produce; thus carrying over to our northwest consumers.”
Additional educational events will be held throughout the year by the Northwest Farmers Union. The next event coming up is a legislative day in Olympia, WA on February 18 to meet legislators and their staff. To learn more about the Northwest Farmers Union go to www.northwestfarmersunion.com and contact any staff member for inquiries as to holding an informational session at your farm or ranch.