Cooperative Extension Range Bulletin
Research and information relating to livestock, range and natural resource management.
|Midwinter 2019 Supplement (531KB)||
Check out the registration and agenda information for these upcoming meetings:
February 27 (Catheys Valley and Visalia) and February 28 (Bakersfield), 2019
Prescribed Fire Workshop
May 17 and 18 (Blodgett Forest Research Station, Georgetown), 2019
|Winter 2019 (3,769KB)||
In this issue:
Upcoming Drought Workshops
|Fall 2018 (3,600KB)||
In this issue:
Help us focus an oak research project!
SB 88 reporting requirements
SB 88 / AB 589 workshops in October
Small Flock Egg Producers' Workshop October 4
Wildfire, Rangelands, and UCCE
|Late Summer 2018 - Supplement (464KB)||
SB88 / AB589 Water Measurement and Reporting Short Course will be offered on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 2:30-6:00PM in Parlier, CA.
At the workshop you will:
Registration is required; there is a fee of $25.
|Summer 2018 (4,685KB)||
In this issue:
Recap: Forage Outcomes
Know Your Thistles
Wild Horses in California
Virulent Newcastle Disease
|Spring Extra 2018 (2,430KB)||
In this brief issue:
Beef Cattle Grazing School, April 27-28
Rangeland Weed Management Workshop, May 1
|Winter 2018 (2,454KB)||
In this issue: Drought and Forage Focus
*Correction: This newsletter has been updated on March 2, 2018. A former version of this newsletter incorrectly named a collaborator in the upcoming weed management workshop. The correct name of the land trust partner is Sequoia Riverlands Trust.
|Fall 2017 (3,962KB)||
In this issue:
Opinion: Modeling Sustainable Agriculture
Review: Protein Supplementation
Para ver la versión en español, visite http://ucanr.edu/sites/livestockandnaturalresources/Noticias_Español/
|Summer 2017 (2,015KB)||
In this issue:
Range Tour Recap
Disease Traceability Updates
Local UC Cooperative Extension Updates
|Spring 2017 (4,512KB)||
In this issue:
Medusahead Workshop Recap
Versión en español disponible aquí: http://ucanr.edu/sites/livestockandnaturalresources/Noticias_Espa%C3%B1ol/
|Winter 2017 (1,621KB)||
Pseudorabies in Wild Pigs
Crop Byproducts as Feed Supplements
Call for Participation
|Range Bulletin 1 / Boletín Pastizal 1 (1,117KB)||
Happy new year!
This is the first newsletter mailing from Rebecca Ozeran, your UC Cooperative Extension livestock and natural resources advisor in Fresno and Madera counties. You have been added to this list because you are a local livestock producer or you work with livestock and/or natural resources.
The purpose of this newsletter is to inform you of current livestock and natural resource research and upcoming events that may be useful to you. At most, this newsletter will be sent out 4 times each year. If you would like to unsubscribe, click the link at the bottom of this email to cancel your subscription and you will no longer receive these newsletters.
Éste es el primero boletín de Rebecca Ozeran, su advisor de ganado y recursos naturales con Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de California, en los condados de Fresno y Madera. El contenido en español empieza en la tercera página del documento. Recibe Ud. este boletín porque es un productor local de ganado, o trabaja Ud. con ganado y/o recursos naturales.
El objeto de este boletín es informarle a Ud. sobre estudios y eventos actuales que pueden ser útil para Ud. Como mucho, se enviará este boletín 4 veces por año. Si quiere cancelar se suscripción al boletín, haz cliq en el vínculo al fondo de este correo que dice "click here to cancel your subscription", y no recibirá estos boletines jamás.
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In this issue / En este número:
New Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor for Fresno and Madera Counties /
General news on livestock and natural resources
(NEW!) ATTENTION PERMITTEES OF FEDERAL LANDS:
2019 Turnout on Schedule during a Partial Government Shutdown
The Tri-State Livestock News (January 17, 2019) and American Sheep Industry Association newsletter (January 18, 2019) reported that both the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service assured the Public Lands Council that grazing permittees will be able to conduct livestock turnout on schedule this year even if their turnout date occurs during a partial shutdown of the Federal government.
Grazing allotments with currently active permits will be able to continue operating even if allotment inspections and normal pre-season operating meetings are delayed due to a partial shutdown. As always, turnout for the 2019 grazing season is contingent on payment of grazing fees (unless you have after the fact billing).
However, the recent partial shutdown prohibited the National Agriculture Statistic Service from providing data to calculate 2019 grazing fees that were scheduled for release in January, and the looming shutdown later this month may well prevent the determination of the 2019 grazing fee from being released before many operators need to turn out.
· In the event the 2019 grazing fee amount is not published prior to a permittee’s scheduled turnout date, permittees should submit payment based upon the 2018 minimum fee of $1.35 per AUM. The Federal agencies have indicated that once the government is back in full operation, fee adjustments will be calculated and billed to account for any increase in the final 2019 fee over the $1.35 base fee.
It is crucial that livestock turnout occurring without the normal licensing and billing documents in place during a shutdown be consistent with the terms and conditions provided within the authorizing grazing permit.
Additionally, it is more important than ever that ranchers demonstrate good stewardship over public grazing resources for any grazing use made during a partial shutdown. Any comprehensive monitoring program that is in place should be fully implemented, and if no monitoring program is in place for an allotment grazed during the shutdown, temporary monitoring should be considered to document the effects of livestock grazing during the shutdown.
As of April 1, 2017, there are new disease traceability/tagging and trichomonosis (trich) testing requirements in California.
CDFA has summarized the changes in their April newsletter, which you can download here.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu in Tennessee
Read more here.
After a recent case of highly pathogenic avian flu in Tennessee, we recommend that poultry owners in California assess their biosecurity levels. A survey to help you evaluate your risks is here.
USDA Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to Protect Working Grasslands
A new conservation reserve program specifically maintaining working rangelands, especially those threatened by development or conversion to row cropping, is accepting offers for additional grasslands to be protected. Offers for consideration next year can be submitted until December 16, 2016. Find out more here.
Healthy Soils Initiative
New Healthy Soils Initiative approved in August 2016 provides incentives and financial support for agricultural management practices that sustain healthy soils and increase or maintain carbon storage in soils. More information on this initiative can be found here.
Foothill abortion vaccine update [abridged]
Contact: Pam Kan-Rice, (510) 206-3476, email@example.com