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Selenium Deficiency and White Muscle Disease in California Beef Cattle

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Selenium deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in beef cattle in California1. It can cause diarrhea, reduced weight gain/loss of weight and can cause vaccines to be less effective2. Cows may not expel the placenta in a timely...

Posted on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Computers for Cattlemen Workhsop - May 17 in Hollister

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Are you a rancher who is frustrated with computers? Join us on May 17 to learn some fun and easy ways to use computers and mobile devices to improve your business. Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 am Location: Hollister Veteran's...

Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 4:40 PM

Backcountry Horsemen: Weeds and Grasses

Last week the Backcountry Horsemen of California had their Rendezvous at the Paso Robles Event Center.  It was a wonderful event with great people and fun activities. In case you missed my talk on toxic plants and forage value of grasses, here's my...

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8:05 PM

Gabilan Ranch Tour -- Wednesday, April 25th

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The Pajaro Compass Network is hosting their Spring meeting at the Gabilan Ranch (Rancho Cienega del Gabilan) April 25th from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm (lunch provided). The 11,000-acre cattle ranch in San Juan Bautista is featured as a Pajaro Compass Case...

Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:27 PM

Workshop: Conservation Easements to Keep Ranches Working

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Come to a joint meeting of the Central Coast Rangeland Coalition and the California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management.  The meeting is titled: Conservation Easments to Keep Ranches Working. Date: April 19, 2018 Time: 8:30 am -...

Posted on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 3:56 PM

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