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Cattle, hay, annual grassland, and oak savanna in Monterey County.

It seems like it's just about always a difficult time to be a livestock producer in California. Because of that, UC Cooperative Extension is working with our Central Coast Cattlemen and Cattlewomen's Associations to provide you the...

Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 4:18 PM

Register by June 6 for Sheep & Goat Workshop in Hollister

Are you a local sheep and/or goat producer, 4-H or FFA member, or someone who is interested in learning more about sheep and goats? Do you have questions about disease prevention, nutrition, or vegetation management using sheep and goats? If so, join UC...

Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:53 PM

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...

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

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