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Livestock & Range News Blog

  • Vertebrate pest seminars

    Every two years, the Vertebrate Pest Council hosts a series of seminars providing updates and information on managing vertebrate pests.  It is time for our next cycle!  This year the seminars will be virtual.  They will be hosting three...


    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
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    San Benito County Family Receives Excellence in Range Management Award

    By Devii Rao and Karminder Brown The Schmidt Family Ranch and Peterson Land & Cattle Company has received the 2020 Excellence in Range Management Award from the California-Pacific Section of the Society for Range Management. The award recognized the...


    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
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    Prescribed Firelighter and Wildland Firefighter Training

    Learn the fundamentals of prescribed firelighting and wildland firefighting during this hands-on, one-day field training (choose 1 of the 3 workshop locations). There won't be any live fire at this training, but the training will give you the building...


    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
  • BQA Online annoucement
    Beef Quality Assurance Training Online

    UC Cooperative Extension in collaboration with the California Beef Council are excited to offer an online Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 5:30-7:00 pm. The online training will include presentations on...


    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor
  • A Guide to Livestock Leases for Annual Rangelands

    A Guide to Livestock Leases for Annual Rangelands is a great new UC ANR publication. If you are an agency or private landowner, or if you are a rancher who leases land, you will want to check it out: https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8679.pdf.


    By Devii R. Rao
    Author - San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor