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Beef Cattle Publications

Body Condition Scoring for Cattle (PDF)

California Forage Quality- From Grass to Poop  (PDF)

Livestock Nutrition Overview  (PDF)

The Structure of the Cattle Business  (PDF)

What Business Are You Really In?  (PDF)

NEW: New California Antibiotic Rules for Livestock Producers

As of January 1, 2018, producers will need a veterinarian prescription for medically important antibiotics. For more information, go to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's Antimicrobial Use and Stewardship website.

For a quick overview, check out this post on the Ranching in the Sierra Foothills blog.

UPDATED! Beef Quality Assurance Program

UCCE offers this workshop to assist producers whose cattle are processed according to Quality Assurance Program guidelines. Check out the calendar to get the details for the next workshop.

Presentations from September 23, 2017 BQA Workshop

BQA Pres SFREC 1 (Dr. Jim Oltjen)

BQA Pres SFREC 2 (Dr. Jim Oltjen)

Rice Straw Hay for Cattle  (PDF)
This publication is an excellent reference on rice straw quality and feeding, developed by Glenn Nader, Livestock & Natural Resources Farm Advisor in Yuba/Sutter/Butte Counties.

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