New Resource for Hispanics in the Cattle Industry: BeefWatch Articles Translated into Spanish
BeefWatch, an electronic monthly newsletter that provides beef producers with timely, research-based information on beef production issues as well as current issues and timely topics for consumers, is expanding to reach Hispanics working in the cattle industry. One to two articles will be translated each month into Spanish, appearing both on the beef.unl.edu website and the Podcast version of BeefWatch.
“Our hope is to teach and educate more people involved in creating a healthy, safe beef product,” stated Bethany Johnston, Nebraska Extension BeefWatch co-editor. “As the beef industry workforce continues to change and diversify, Nebraska Extension is looking to reach new audiences with current information based on research.”
BeefWatch articles are authored by Nebraska Extension Beef Specialists and Educators about various aspects of the industry, from feedlot production, nutrition and forage management to beef economics - focusing on the most important issues producers are facing during that time of year. Starting in October 2018, articles (and their Podcasts) will be selected each month for translation into Spanish.
The monthly electronic newsletter covers current and emerging issues in the beef industry. BeefWatch is emailed to subscribers the first of every month, and can also be accessed at go.unl.edu/beefwatch-spanish or through the UNL Beef Website at beef.unl.edu. Producers can subscribe to the monthly newsletter at go.unl.edu/beefwatch-spanish.
Beef Podcasts, the companion to BeefWatch, are also available at the beef.unl.edu website. The BeefWatch Podcasts provide the same timely information as the newsletter, just in a downloadable form. Audiences on the go can download Podcasts and listen at their convenience.
Translator Jose Valles, a livestock industry consultant in Kearney, says Hispanics workers are eager to learn and do things right in the beef industry. “But we need to help them learn what they are doing, and why it is the correct way,” stated Valles. With monthly updates through BeefWatch articles, beef education is one step closer for Hispanic cattlemen.