UCCE Sonoma County
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UCCE Sonoma County

Livestock and Range Management

Welcome

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.

 

 
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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

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UCCE Livestock & Range Blogs

Grazing, Fire Risk Management, Affirmative Agricultural Easements & Alternative Payment Structures

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Eight months after devastating fires swept through Sonoma County, our community has rallied to an ongoing recovery. Still, the tragedy of those wildfires remains fresh in the minds of our friends and neighbors. The lives and property that were lost last...

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:03 AM
  • Author: Stephanie Larson
  • Author: Reid Johnsen
  • Editor: J. M.
Tags: cattle (10), easements (1), Grazing (7), rangeland (19)
Focus Area Tags: Natural Resources

USDA decides to ditch additional rules for organic livestock producers

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The following is a re-post from the trade journal Meating Place.  USDA announced the agency has decided to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule published on January 19, 2017. The withdrawal becomes effective May...

Posted on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11:31 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture

A Rare Opportunity for Aerial Seeding of Rangeland in Mendocino County

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We have a rare opportunity for aerial seeding of rangeland as the window for planting is closing in about 30 days. After about December 15th our soil temps become too cold for good germination. Diane Curry, Interim Agricultural Commissioner, was...

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:59 PM
Tags: Cattel (1), Fire (1), goats (12), Range Management (3), Range Seeding (1), Rangeland (19), sheep (17), Wildfire (4)

Sources of Rice Straw for Mulch and Erosion Control

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Post fire inventories include a lot for ranchers, e.g. stock, forage, fence, buildings and equipment losses immediately come to mind. Equally important is an inventory of potential sediment sources from hill slopes, fire cut roads and riparian areas...

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 12:12 PM
Tags: Cattle (10), Erosion control (1), goats (12), horses (2), ranch (1), rangeland (19), Rice Straw (1), riparian (1), sheep (17), wildfire (4)

Livestock Indemnity Program for Fire Stock Losses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) to reimburse producers up to 75% of the market value of animals lost due to adverse weather conditions. Adverse weather conditions under LIP include wildfires. All...

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 12:00 PM
Tags: Cattle (10), Goats (12), Rangeland (19), Sheep (17), Wildfire (4)

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