UC offers backyard and community livestock and poultry workshops in Northern California

Sep 27, 2018

People who raise backyard and community livestock and poultry are invited to learn the latest disease prevention and treatment information from University of California experts. UC Cooperative Extension and the School of Veterinary Medicine are hosting a series of workshops in Northern California, starting in Sonoma, Contra Costa and Stanislaus counties.

chickens at Elkus
UC Cooperative Extension specialists, veterinarians and Julie Atwood of the HALTER Project (Horse and Livestock Team Emergency Response) will discuss the following topics:

  • Biosecurity
  • Animal health
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Veterinary feed directive
  • Antibiotic use under Senate Bill 27 (SB 27)

Livestock owners will have an opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and connect with local veterinarians, UC Cooperative Extension advisors and other livestock enthusiasts.

The Healthy Animals, Healthy People Workshops are scheduled at the following locations:

  • Santa Rosa, Sept. 29, 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 
  • Modesto, Oct. 13, 2018, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Stanislaus County Harvest Hall, 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA 95358   
  • Concord, Nov. 10, 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the UC Cooperative Extension Office, 2380 Bisso Lane Ste. B, Concord, CA 94520-4829     

The workshop fee is $10, which includes lunch. For more information and to register for this workshop, please visit http://ucanr.edu/backyardlivestock.

[Updated 10/5/2018 The Oct. 6 Concord workshop has been postponed until Nov. 10.]


By Pamela Kan-Rice
Author - Assistant Director, News and Information Outreach