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

USDA to Include Animal Welfare in Organic Labeling

This is a re-post of a Meeting Place article. Important for those of you looking at organic meat production. "USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on Thursday proposed amending organic livestock and poultry production requirements to include...

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Insurance for sheep producers

The following is reprinted from ASI. For the first time some risk management tools are available to sheep producers. Now if predation losses were covered . . . U.S. Sheep Industry Offers Own Insurance to Producers Whether it's thru futures or crop...

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 4:22 PM
Tags: Insurance (1), Predators (1), Sheep (10), Sheep Meat and Wool (1)

Feedyard Foodie

Check out this great blog by Anne Burkholder where she talks about growing beef the Nebraskan way and tackles some of tough questions some have regarding beef production. https://feedyardfoodie.wordpress.com/ 

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 3:03 PM

5th Annual UCD FARMS Beef Improvement Symposium

The 5th annual UCD FARMS Beef Improvement Symposium will be held on January 9, 2016 in Gladys Hall. See the link below for more information. http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/farm/2016_beef_improvement_symposium/index.cfm 

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 1:23 PM

Weed-Eating Biomachines

Weed Eating Biomachines: How Grazing Livestock can Help Control Invasive Weeds         In any good weed control program there are some basic steps that should be followed. In general, these steps...

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 10:52 AM

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