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Sheep and Goat Workshop: September 27 in Royal Oaks

Sheep and Goat Workshop Flyer

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 12:57 PM

Ground Squirrel Workshop: September 11 in San Jose

GS Gopher Workshop Flyer

Join the Santa Clara County Division of Agriculture & UCCE Santa Clara County for a Ground Squirrel and Gopher Management Workshop. Click here to register. 

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 8:48 AM

2018 Forage Production Results for San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties


In 2018 I clipped and weighed forage production (grasses and forbs) from four ranches in San Benito County, two ranches in Monterey County, and four ranches in Santa Cruz County. The goal is to do this during peak forage production, which is when the...

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 10:17 AM

Summer is pinkeye season


(this article is adapted from an article by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and is based on the work of John Angelos, DVM, PhD; Dr. Angelos provided additional editing) Pinkeye—or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis—is...

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Selenium Deficiency and White Muscle Disease in California Beef Cattle

Figure 2. Selenium boluses. (Photo: Courtesy of Bret McNabb, DVM)

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

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