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MINI-S2 Ep 03 CTAHR/Livestock Updates and next episode about Hawaii 4-H Program

June 01, 2022 Season 2 Episode 3
MINI-S2 Ep 03 CTAHR/Livestock Updates and next episode about Hawaii 4-H Program
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MINI-S2 Ep 03 CTAHR/Livestock Updates and next episode about Hawaii 4-H Program
Jun 01, 2022 Season 2 Episode 3

Aloha and thank for tuning in to the MINI Livestock Wala'au! It's season 2 and we have lot's to share! In this mini-episode we will be discussing some brief updates for CTAHR and livestock in the state! We will also be sharing about our next episode where we will be talking about Hawaii 4-H programs! 

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Aloha and thank for tuning in to the MINI Livestock Wala'au! It's season 2 and we have lot's to share! In this mini-episode we will be discussing some brief updates for CTAHR and livestock in the state! We will also be sharing about our next episode where we will be talking about Hawaii 4-H programs! 

Mahalo for listening & hope you will participate in providing feedback about our podcast!

Check out our other social media platforms!

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Shannon Sand:

Aloha Today's episode is brought to you by the Western extension Risk Management Education Center, USDA NIFA, and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and the livestock extension group.

Melelani Oshiro:

Aloha welcome everyone to the livestock Walaau podcast aim to provide educational support information, guidance and outreach to our livestock stakeholders in Hawaii. We are your hosts Mele Oshiro and Shannon Sand, and today, we're just gonna talk a little bit about what's going on and what's coming up this month, give you some updates about CTAHR in this mini episode that we do,

Shannon Sand:

and we say many, but we have a lot of updates. So if you need like a cup of coffee, or a cup of tea, in my case, or bottle of water, something else like

Melelani Oshiro:

that time of the day, yeah, anything yeah, get

Shannon Sand:

a cookie, if you're me, you know, all the things. So first and foremost, we are still looking for feedback for our livestock Walaau podcast, our survey, it's really important that we get this so that we can continue to ask for funding and stuff, and help and support basically, so that we can continue to bring these episodes but also, so that we hear your feedback and know kind of some potential guests or if you want to be a guest, or things like that some different topics, things that we you know, you want us to cover, really your feedback is really important in making sure that we can continue doing this. So have your voice heard, it'll be linked below. Thank you to all those that have filled it out. we'd greatly appreciate it.

Melelani Oshiro:

Yes, definitely. We no always ask him for surveys. But it is one way like Shannon said, to help keep this going and provide you content that you folks want to hear about. So also another CTAHR update or a the only CTAHR update we have right now is that currently maths are once again required. And all you ah campuses indoors. Yeah. You know, please, if you have any questions you're coming in, just give us a call call because

Shannon Sand:

honestly, things can change. We don't know how that's gonna work out. But yeah, currently,

Melelani Oshiro:

yeah. So currently, right now they are required. And,

Shannon Sand:

yeah, our guest this month is going to be Becky Savage, who's at county for each extension agent on Big Island. And she is one of the ones who's in charge of the forage Livestock Show and sale who's helped put that together along with lots of other folks. So, and that's gonna take place near mele, right. Yeah,

Melelani Oshiro:

it's Anderson arena, which is for most people know, it's kind of in between Waimea and Hanukkah. And the show will be Friday, June 17, where you'll have the clover buds and your poultry and goat show. And then Saturday, June 18. For the rest of the hog lamb and steer show, and also their showmanship that follows. That was fun. Right? And the round robin and all kinds of other stuff that happens. And then of course, the auction.

Shannon Sand:

Auction. Yeah.

Melelani Oshiro:

So kids is my support, yeah, support, our four H members go out and check it out. They have so much on their crew that like gets this all together. So the livestock show, crew and a group that gets everything sorted out. So it's nice to see it. The show will be open again to the public for the first time in a couple of years now. So you know, show your support for those kids. They work hard to get those animals to be ready in the show and get ready and get themselves ready

Shannon Sand:

for every Yeah, so we have a few livestock updates as well. There's lots of stuff that seems like going on now that people are back. So there's a quarantine order for Molokai II to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis. We're going to include a link from hdyo A about that and is there anything else that I'm missing about that mele?

Melelani Oshiro:

Yeah, I mean, the quarantine borders sort of been in in from a for a couple of months. It's still currently in place. And it's just like Shannon said to help prevent that spread. There's a q&a fact sheet on the HDL a website which will make sure we include the links for you. I'd for folks that don't know bovine tuberculosis and an infectious bacterial disease that can cause that can infect many species of animals and humans. So yeah, you know, as far as the cattle the deer are feral swine, and I think they've even found it in mongoose so I'm okay yes, I'm okay. So just be aware, you know, the hunters and everybody is out there that there is a quarantine order and for those animals that you do, get out there in the wild. So just know that if you want more information about exactly what the quarantine order has and what you are and are not allowed to do, visit the HDA site and that'll give you more information. And we've mentioned the other one before, which is the highly pathogenic avian influenza HPI, which is spreading across poultry farms across the mainland country. It is not, as we say, again, not yet here and here in Hawaii. But we do want to continue to provide that information to folks to understand what you can do to prepare your farms for such an outbreak and how to ensure that you have those biosecurity measures in place prior to that right to kind of prevent any type of spread. So we'll put the links defend the flock on the USDA website is a very good resource just in for promoting biosecurity on your farms in general, not just because of this, but just in general having a good biosecurity plan for

Shannon Sand:

your farm. And that information is available in English, Spanish, Mandarin Tagalog, and Vietnamese as well. So if you have other friends that English or other, you know, producers, you know that English isn't their main language, right? No, if it's one of these, they these options are available in their native language. Yeah.

Melelani Oshiro:

And if at any time you have animals in your herd that get sick or whatnot, you know, contact Hawaii Department of Agriculture, there are the state veterinarians around that work in the DC Animal Disease branch, I can help you answer questions or directly to somebody that can help give you answers to some of your questions or reach out to you folks. If you have issues that are going on. Yeah, before they become more of a problem. So you know, and we also have our extensive veterinarian Dr. Giniel, Donnie, as well. And Shannon and I, so if you can't, you know, don't know who else to call and you can't remember everything else. Except the Wala'au podcast and you know, we're happy to help you happy to direct you. So. Yeah, so and

Shannon Sand:

the SGP series. Yeah, renewing and coming to big islands. So yeah,

Melelani Oshiro:

it's the veterinary service grant program series of workshops that's led by Dr. Janine Madani. Her next series is going to be covering aquaculture. So there'll be a lecture over in Hilo at Como Anna here, tentatively that scheduled I think for June 30. And 3530. Yeah, the events active at this moment. So yeah, but but so if you are into you have an aquaculture business or you want to learn more about it, it'd be a great time to meet with a professional that's coming over to do the lecture. And also get into contact with our own Extension Veterinarian here and learn more about it. And just the resources that are around you, right to just help

Shannon Sand:

with that is that it's public lecture, so anyone can come. Even if you just have an interest in understanding aquaculture more, I mean, it's gonna be more in depth, it's definitely not for beginners is the way my understanding is my understanding as someone who's just barely understands this

Melelani Oshiro:

base, I think. I don't know, I think I think you know, this is probably the I want to say fourth or fifth series in this, the veterinary service grant program that Dr. Danny's lead. And you know, I think the professionals that we've had come over for all the other species so good been so good, that whether you're starting or you're, you've been in production for years, they've been able to really like guide and tailor things to you. So even if you're just starting, or if you've been in the business, yeah, come in, and you know, and learn, because you'll have the opportunity to speak also with some of the lecture that's there and ask those questions. It just, I think it's it's been in person, it just gives you a little bit more opportunity to have that networking in, you know, you might not even know some of the other people that are producing out there. So it's good. I think it'll be good either way. Yeah. I mean,

Shannon Sand:

it's always good to meet other people in your industry and stuff like that, like you said, like to get to meet experts in the industry. Yeah.

Melelani Oshiro:

Yeah, I mean, it's a nice opportunity. And I do believe it's free. If I recall correctly, it is just you have to register in advance. Yeah. So there'll be a registration. Yeah, so look out for it. We'll send it out. It'll be also on our our website, and we'll have the links once everything comes comes to a solid date and time, you know, and fine, I should say final date in time. But yeah, you know, yeah, so we will share that information when we have it.

Shannon Sand:

Yeah. And now some exciting days in June. So many years, the last couple of months. It feels like but yeah, it's okay because we have a lot of updates. Yeah. Yeah. So June 4, I was really excited as someone who loves cheese sorry Millie national.

Melelani Oshiro:

And June 12 is our national jerky day maybe you have to make some homemade jerky again, but I must say there's a few people on the Big Island that do jerky beef jerky, you know and the like the crispy ones are grass fed beef here on the island. That's really good. So you got to check them out. But you got to usually hit them up at like the farmers market. So that's how you find those good ones. So

Shannon Sand:

national go fishing day. I mean, technically, you know, it's adjacent related, but also any excuse to go fishing sometimes is a good excuse. So Right. And then

Melelani Oshiro:

June 90. Of course, it's Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there.

Shannon Sand:

Yes, thank you. Yeah. And then June 23 is national Detroit style pizza day, I had to Google what that looks like. Because I was like, I don't know. It just kinda looks like right here.

Melelani Oshiro:

Hey, another photo another day to celebrate having a pizza. My son's like, favorite food. That's true. Favorite.

Shannon Sand:

He always requests pizza. I feel like that's the thing.

Melelani Oshiro:

Yeah. And June 25, national cat fish day. I have to honestly say Shannon, I've never tried cat fish.

Shannon Sand:

I don't know if anybody raises it. But I it's like, not a fish. I'm super fun. Maybe there's the prep. I've had it. It wasn't great. So sorry. One day my dad loves it. So yeah,

Unknown:

I'll try it one day. I just don't think it's very available here. So but yeah, anyways, that's our National Livestock days for June. Yeah, so make sure to join our Facebook page, the livestock extension group. If

Shannon Sand:

you haven't already, be sure to visit the U H. CTAHR. Extension website and our YouTube channels listed in the show notes.

Melelani Oshiro:

Yeah, and for any additional information about this and other topics or comments, send us an email at Wala'au at hawaii.edu. And thanks again for listening to the livestock Wala'au.

Shannon Sand:

And before we go show some love for your favorite podcast. That's us, by the way, by leaving us a review on Apple podcasts or anywhere you listen to this podcast and then stay tuned for next month.

Melelani Oshiro:

Yeah, thanks again to our sponsors the West Ham extension Risk Management Education Center, USDA NIFA, the livestock extension group and CTAHR. We will