UCCE and University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension are working with the Monterey County Cattlemen's and Monterey Cattlewomen's Associations to put on a workshop titled, "Focus on the Beef Cow."
Dates: August 16th: King City Fairgrounds Orradre Building - 625 Division St.
August 17th: Arroyo Grande Hall Association - 707 Huasna Rd.
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm lunch to follow
Topics will include
- Economic Ranch Tools
- Cow Herd Nutrition
- Risk Management
- Drought and Wet Cycles on the Central Coast and Risks for Livestock
- Production Systems
- Local Livestock Nutritional and Health Issues
- Invasive Weeds, Concerns and Management on Rangelands
Register online at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=21230. For more information please contact Devii Rao at email@example.com or Royce Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grassland restoration has become increasingly popular because it can enhance biodiversity, pollinator habitat, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. Elise Gornish, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Specialist (formerly University of California Cooperative Extension Specialist) and Julea Shaw (UC Davis) recently published a great manual called Restoration Manual for Annual Grassland Systems in California. The document provides guidance on how to prepare a site for restoration, which native species are likely to be successful at your site, and different revegetation techniques. Appendix A is particularly useful. It offers a recommended species list based on your region, restoration goal, and soil type. A brief description of each species, along with pros and cons of using that species in restoration, are also included in the body of the manual. Click here to download the manual.
The Livestock and Land program works with livestock owners to promote environmental stewardship on livestock properties. They are having a workshop on Saturday, July 8th from 8:30-12:30 at 101 Livestock Market (4400 US-101, Aromas, CA 95004).
Come learn about best practices for your livestock facility that can help both the health of your livestock and your land. Topics include:
- Tour of 101 Livestock Demonstration Projects
- Vet Talk: Facility Management for Livestock Health
- Combat Erosion and Mud
- Pasture Management
Cost is $15/person and includes a light breakfast and all workshop materials.
Registration is required. Register online at http://www.rcdsantacruz.org/get-involved/register-for-an-event.
For more information contact Dina Iden at the Loma Prieta RCD at 408-847-4171 or email@example.com
It seems like it's just about always a difficult time to be a livestock producer in California. Because of that, UC Cooperative Extension is working with our Central Coast Cattlemen and Cattlewomen's Associations to provide you the tools you need to become or continue to be economically and ecologically sustainable.
We will be putting on a workshop series in San Benito, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara counties addressing the issues most important to you. But, in order to do that, we need your help. Please take 5 minutes or less to tell us what you need to know most to improve your bottom line. Here's the link to the survey: http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=21048. Survey results are anonymous. Your response will help make the workshops more relevant and valuable to our local ranching community.
Thanks for taking the time to fill out the survey!
Are you a local sheep and/or goat producer, 4-H or FFA member, or someone who is interested in learning more about sheep and goats? Do you have questions about disease prevention, nutrition, or vegetation management using sheep and goats? If so, join UC Cooperative Extension/San Benito 4-H for an informative sheep & goat workshop on Tuesday, June 13 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in Hollister. The workshop will be held at the San Benito High School Ag Barn on San Benito Street just past the football field. Thanks so much to Hollister FFA for letting us hold this event at their great facility.
Come learn about disease prevention and the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) from Dr. William Seals, DVM from Gilroy. Roger Ingram is our Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor extraordinaire and will talk with us about using sheep and goats for fire fuel reduction and weed control. Roger will be retiring this year, so this is a great opportunity to learn from a true expert before he retires! Some other great UC Cooperative Extension folks who are small ruminant experts will be speaking as well. Dan Macon will cover predator management and John Harper will share some good information about proper nutrition. We'll have an update on the Lamb Board from Monterey County producer Joanne Nissen. And you won't want to miss the sheep shearing demonstration by local sheep shearer Sergio Garza!
Registration is $15 for adults and $5 for youth 18 and under. Light refreshment will be provided. To register, go to https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=20647 or contact Devii Rao at 831-637-5346 x14 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Please register by June 6 so we have a good head-count and have enough snacks for everyone! For more information about the workshop, here's the flier and agenda: http://cesanbenito.ucanr.edu/files/262949.pdf.
This workshop can count as 3 hours for 4-H members who might need a sheep/goat makeup meeting, a junior or teen leader of sheep/goats who needs more hours for their leadership. Otherwise, it would be counted as a #3 event attended for your record book. 4-H & FFA members will also receive a certificate of completion for attending the event.
This is an event for all ages and all experience levels, so I hope to see you there!