Placer / Nevada Livestock Home Page
Welcome to the Placer & Nevada County UCCE Livestock & Natural Resources website!
Our program promotes using management, not technology, to solve issues and problems in livestock production. Emphasis is put on generating sustainable profit, not maximizing production.
Educational workshops and events with a hands-on focus are held throughout the year, and below and to the right is a listing of those currently available.
I am the Livestock and Natural Resources Farm Advisor in Placer and Nevada Counties. I have a Master's degree in Animal Science from Texas A & M University, and have served as a Farm Advisor in this area since 1986. Farm calls are available for free by an appointment basis, and questions can be answered by phone (530-889-7385) or email email@example.com.
Foothill Rancher Newsletter
I publish a quarterly Foothill Rancher newsletter. You can sign up and receive the newsletter electronically by clicking this link or selecting the Foothill Rancher Newsletter tab at the top of this page.
Annual Field Day
There is an Annual Field Day at the Sierra Research and Extension Center. The field day is held each year in late April or early May.
Hope you enjoy the site and feel free to get in touch with me by phone or email. I look forward to meeting you!
Below are a few resources you might be interested in
Sierra College Direct Farm Marketing Class April 1, 2014 Presentation
2013 California Meat Summit Powerpoints
Implementation of Small and Very Small Niche Meat Processing Facilities in California by Dan Macon, Flying Mule Farm
Determining Demand for USDA Inspected beef slaughter in an 18 County Region in California by Morgan Doran, UCCE County Director and Farm Advisor-Solano, Yolo, Sacramento Counties
Mapping Project of Slaughter and Processing Facilities in California by Shermain Hardesty, UCCE Specialist, Agriculture and Resource Economics
Facilitation of Communication and Collaboration Between Producers and Processors by Roger Ingram, UCCE County Director and Farm Advisor-Placer and Nevada Counties
2013 California Meat Summit Proceedings
NEW! Searchable USDA and Custom Exempt Meat Slaughter and Processor Map of California:
Sample Costs for Finishing Beef Cattle on Grass Now Available:
Producer Direct Marketing Meat Economic Analysis:
Bud Williams passed away today, November 26th due to pancreatic cancer. Bud was the world's leading practitioner, teacher, and advocate of low-stress livestock handling.
Here is a link to Bud and Eunice's website:
I was privileged to spend 7 weeks following Bud as part of a study leave at Vee Tee Feeders at Lloyminster, Alberta, Canada in 1993.
Here is an article I wrote based on those experiences:
Here is a link to a book called "Stockmanship" written by Steve Cote. The book was read and approved by Bud.
Here is the link for the pdf of the book:
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