Western Influence Comes To Ukrainian Beef Producers

US - A pair of South Dakota State University Extension specialists made their way to Ukraine this summer to give advice on cow/calf production.
calendar icon 11 October 2007
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SDSU Extension specialists Cody Wright and Eric Mousel viewed villages like this one on their trip to Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Cody Wright

SDSU Extension beef specialist Cody Wright and Extension range livestock production specialist Eric Mousel traveled to Ukraine for seven days this summer with two other Americans - Kurt Walters, a veterinarian from Buffalo, Wyo., and Chip Ramsey, manager of Rex Ranch in Ashby, Neb.

The four men made their way overseas to consult a diversified ag company on a pilot cow/calf operation project. The company, Druzhba Narodiv, is the livestock breeding and crop growing enterprise of a larger company, Myronivsky Hliboproduct. The company currently has a packing plant, feedlot, dairy, seedstock operation and poultry.

Wright explains they got involved through Darrell Busby, Iowa State University Extension beef field specialist. Officials from Druzhba Narodiv had worked with Busby on some feedlot projects in the past but needed some advice on running a cow/calf operation. That is where Wright, Mousel, Walters and Ramsey come in.

Source: Prairie Star

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