Sheep & Goats
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!
Below is a list of sheep and goat production and marketing resources.
Click on the links to access the information:
Breeding and Lambing
Grazing and Feeding
Health and Management
Multi-Species Academy References
The following are pdf files of Powerpoint presentations at the California Multi-Species Academy:
Multispecies Academy Powerpoints in PDF format
- Alternative Uses of Goats (08Aug08)
- Nutrition Management Goats
- Reproduction meat goats
- Adventures in Targeted Grazing
- CONTRACT Grazing An Peischel
- Predators and Predation Management Feb2011
For more information, check out the California Multi-Species Academy page!
California Sheep and Goat Grazing School
Vines & Ovines
In 2006, we ran a trial in training sheep to have a dietary aversion to grape leaves in order to use them in vineyards to control floor vegetation. This could lead to reduced chemical and machine use in vineyards, and a new production means for shepherds. Find out more.