Livestock & Natural Resources
Wow, we are well into 2019, no more excuses for writing 2018! UC Cooperative Extension has lots of exciting new projects and programs for 2019! This year we will be continuing research projects such as irrigated pasture enhancement, survey on the impacts of predators on livestock operations and exploring new research opportunities to support the economic viability of local ranching operations and enhancement of natural resources in the region.
Our first BIG EVENT for the year will be the 2019 Chico State Beef Symposium. On February 23, researchers and livestock managers will share emerging information on bridging genetics and rangeland management, as well as other contemporary management issues. A highlight of the event will be results from cattle that had GPS collars in 2018 on the Plumas National Forest. Click here for complete agenda and registration information.
Thanks to sunshine and green grass, the rangelands are starting to recover from the devastating Camp Fire. UC Cooperative Extension is continuing to monitor water quality on rangelands below the Camp Fire and are collaborating with Camp Fire Watershed Emergency Response Team (WERT).
Lastly, thanks those who have supported our local community in the disaster. We appreciate your generosity.
February 11, 2019
Camp Fire Resources
Livestock producers impacted by the Camp Fire can find resources on Farm Service Agency Programs, Estimating Forage Loss and livestock drinking water quality by clicking here.
If you have questions or would like technical assistance please contact Butte County Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor Tracy Schohr at 916-716-2643 or email@example.com.
2019 Beef Day
Saturday, February 23, 2018
The 2019 Beef Day will focus on rangeland enhancement through genetic selection and adaptive management. Researchers and livestock managers will share emerging information on bridging genetics and rangeland management, as well as other contemporary management issues. Ranchers and rangeland managers are encouraged to join Chico State and UC Cooperative Extension for this event.