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Brucellosis Vaccination Day for Hempstead and Nevada Counties October 10th

By Kimberly Hurst Rowe/Cooperative Extension , 09/17/23 7:19 PM
Hempstead County and Nevada County Cooperative Extension agriculture agents are teaming up to hold a brucellosis vaccination day in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Livestock and Poultry Division on Tuesday, October 10th.
Vaccination of heifer calves (4-12 months old) against brucellosis, also known as bangs disease, is recommended and is available free of charge.
Participants must pre-register. For those located in Hempstead County, call the Hempstead Co. Extension Office at (870) 777-5771 and for Nevada County call (870) 887-2818. You will be asked to provide the following information: The closest address to your corral, the number of heifer calves to be vaccinated, and a phone number where you can be reached on that day. You will be contacted to schedule a time prior to vaccination day.  A sturdy pen and a head gate are required for participation.  Please contact either county Extension office with questions.