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Target Grazing Meeting & Sheep/Goat Workshop

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Here's some info about two great upcoming workshops: Targeted/Prescribed (Rotational / Deferral) Livestock Grazing for Meeting Conservation Goals Thursday, April 20, 20179:00 AM - 4:30 PMCalPoly Beef CenterCost: $30, includes lunch This is the...

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Impact of Controlling Yellow Starthistle on Watershed Runoff and Groundwater Levels

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Yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) (YST) is the most pervasive invasive and noxious weed in California. Previous work showed that YST uses substantially more water than forage annual grasses it typically displaces. Soil moisture was 20% higher...

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Posted on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Sheep and Goat Producer Survey

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Do you have sheep and/or goats? Are you interested in learning about small ruminant nutrition, disease prevention, the new veterinary feed directive, or using sheep and goats to manage weeds and fire fuels? UCCE will be hosting a workshop specifically...

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:45 AM

Small Farmers Make Big Contributions: Dairy Production in India

(left to right) Devii Rao, Dr. K. Satyanarayan and Dr. Jagadeeswary at the Veterinary University in Bengaluru with beautiful scenes of agricultural life depicted above us on the wall. Photo credit: Daniel George.

I recently spent a month in India visiting relatives, watching wildlife, and taking photos of cattle! Cattle are everywhere in India - in rural areas, national parks, cities, even temples. During my visit I went to the Veterinary College in Bengaluru,...

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 8:20 PM

Ranch Management Strategies for Drought - Free Workshop in Red Bluff

Ranchers are invited to CCA's Surviving Drought Risk Management Workshop at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale (Tehama District Fairgrounds) on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 8 - 10:30 a.m. This workshop will feature research from UC Cooperative...

Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:28 PM

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