Livestock and Range Management
Pastures That Have Lost Irrigation Water.
This article focus's on how current water shortages are affecting our livestock industry, with lack of irrigation water on your pastures. Now is the time to consider a plan that addresses grazing management, fire protection, planting preparation, planting and grazing management after seeding. See the attached article for more information.
Vaccine Now Available
FOOTHILL ABORTION VACCINE AVAILABLE
The foothill abortion vaccine developed by Dr. Jeff Stott’s lab at UC Veterinary Medicine is now available commercially for purchase. Hygieia Biological Laboratories in Woodland is both producing and distributing the vaccine. Aministering the vaccine will take coordination between your veterinarian, Hygieia, and your schedules so preparation three weeks in advance is important. To learn the details click the link below.
READ MORE HERE: Foothill Abortion Announcement
Livestock, Range, and Pasture Advisor - Josh Davy
Societal concerns for the preservation of native vegetation, water quality, and grazing practices directly affect livestock production in these counties. This is augmented by the growth in population targeted for the county in the near future. Livestock production is already strained by large investments and marginal returns. Proactive research and educational materials in multiple subjects are necessary to keep livestock producers economically and environmentally sustainable.
The livestock and natural resources program conducts research and educational support in the areas of range improvement, weed control, feeding and supplementation strategies, grazing and irrigated pasture management. Current and future projects work to keep production agriculture and natural resources healthy and sustainable.
The program is conducted by Josh Davy. Josh has a Master of Science in Animal Biology, is a Certified Range Manager through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, a Certified Professional Animal Scientist through the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, and holds a Qualified Applicators Certificate through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Timely newsletters are published to relate information, research results, and workshop announcements. To view previous newsletters, or sign up to receive new editions by email when they are published, click the "Livestock and Range Newsletters" link on the left. The "Livestock and Natural Resources links" tab on the left side of this page provides a host of information that you may find of value. Please feel free to contact Josh for more information or leave a comment or question through the link below.