Sonoma County
University of California
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 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.


UCCE Livestock & Range Blogs

Ken Tate is 2015 recipient of James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award


The following appear in CA&ES Currents Newsletter, August 13, 2015. Congratulations Ken!!! UC Cooperative Extension specialist Kenneth Tate is the 2015 recipient of the James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award. The award recognizes a...

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 3:22 PM

The Peterson Bros are at it again!

The Peterson Brothers are at it again and this time, they are Takin Care of Livestock!

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:12 PM

The H-2A program, through the eyes of a shepherd

This 57 minute video follows a Peruvian shepherd to rural Idaho and provides a unique look at the H-2A immigrant worker program utilized widely throughout the American sheep industry. It is called, Gaucho del Norte  

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Five Myths About Eating Red Meat

A video, available through Business Insider, address five common myths about eating red meat. Check it out! Business Insider, Red Meat Myths  

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:05 PM

Shearing Helps Keep Sheep Happy and Healthy

The Colorado Woolgrowers Association has put together an informative, educational video on sheep shearing and how it helps keep sheep happy and healthy and produces a sustainable, high quality fabric. The video, Happy, Healthy Sheep, also addresses many...

Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM

On This Site

  • 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.
  • Rangeland Ecosystem Services - Includes information on different ecosystem services, existing ecosystem services markets, valuation tools, mitigation banks and government programs. It also includes Decision Support Matrices for rangeland ecosystems.  The DSM's provide an outline, complete with references, to assist with the management of specific ecosystems that can be found on California rangelands.
  • Grass-fed Livestock - Includes a video produced by UCCE Sonoma County outlining grass-fed livestock management practices as well as links to a variety of resources.
  • Our Rangelands: Exploring the rangelands of Sonoma County and Beyond - lesson plans for grades 4 through 6.
  • Resources - links to resources and sites about livestock and range management.
  • Fact Sheets - Pasture management and rangeland management fact sheets.
  • UCCE Livestock & Range Beef Cattle Information - Within the beef pages you’ll find information from UCCE livestock & natural resources advisors and specialists; UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine researchers; and Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) scientists grouped by topics.
  • eXtension Beef Cattle - links to the eXtension resources for Beef Cattle
  • eXtension Small Meat Processors - links to the eXtension resources for Small Meat Processors.

University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
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