UCCE Sonoma County
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UCCE Sonoma County

Livestock and Range Management


Stephanie Larson - Livestock & Range Management Advisor

The livestock and range program works with ranchers and producers, addressing such topics as animal health and welfare, marketing, and the management of range and natural resources.

The livestock and range program also cooperates with local resource agencies, conducting research in the wise stewardship of lands, humane methods of predator control, and sustainable agriculture for the livestock industry.




On This Site

  • Sonoma Sustainable Initiative a multidisciplinary approach to managing working landscapes in Sonoma County.
  • Drought Management strategies for livestock & range management.
  • Value Chain Analysis - These economic impact analyses provided estimates of how each agricultural business, dairy, grass-fed beef and grain operations, affect both job creation and generate business and tax revenue in the North Bay.

Livestock & Range Management


UCCE Livestock & Range Blogs

Impact of Grazing on Endangered Species

Cattle on rangeland

Through the 1980's, 1990's, and into the early 2000's, efforts to conserve threatened and endangered (special status) species on western rangelands often meant removing livestock ranching.  Research findings, demonstration results, and failed...

Posted on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 2:25 PM
Tags: Biodiversity (1), Rangeland (11)

Small-scale farming and urban animal agriculture survey

The following comes from Dr. Alda Pires at UC Davis. Please consider participating in the survey. Survey to identify the needs of small-scale farms and Urban animal agriculture Producers in the Western States of the US: livestock and poultry owners The...

Posted on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 3:52 PM

UC Davis Horse Day October 22, 2016

UCD Horse day2016

The Annual UC Davis Horse Day is right around the corner!  Be sure to register before October 7th to receive the discounted rate: http://animalscience.ucdavis.edu/events/horse-day   If you have a group of 10 or more, please email Kathryn at...

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 2:16 PM
Tags: Horses (1)

Coping with Drought on California Rangelands Publication

Announcement reprinted from California Wool Growers' Association newsletter. I was part of the team and it reflects input from Mendocino and Lake County ranchers as well as the rest of the state.   California has experienced five large-scale,...

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 2:59 PM
Tags: 5-year drought (1), cattle (5), drought (3), drought strategies (1), goats (7), rangeland (11), sheep (11)

New USDA App Protects Cattle from Heat Stress

The following is a repost from ASAS Taking Stock.   By Jan Suszkiw, Agricultural Research Service, USDA USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has launched a new smartphone application (“app”) that forecasts conditions...

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 1:38 PM
Tags: Cattle (5), heat stress (1), Smartphone Apps (2)

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