Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

The benefits of cattle grazing for reducing fire fuels and hazard

The California Cattle Council recently funded a UC Cooperative Extension project to evaluate how much fine fuel (grasses and other plants) are eaten by cattle on rangelands, and how this may affect wildfire behavior.

Both Calera Wine Company and Paicines Ranch (featured) incorporate sheep grazing into their vineyards. Photo provided by Alicia Arcidiacono.

Agriculture

Grazing sheep helps the soil at Calera Wine vineyards

Paicines Ranch uses livestock in regenerative farming.

Paicines Ranch hosts events related to agriculture and land management. In-the-field classes make use of the whole ranch, giving participants a hands-on experience. Photo by Leslie David.

Agriculture

Rancher to Rancher Field Day

Free workshop and information sharing for ranchers and livestock managers at Paicines Ranch on April 11.

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Agriculture

Improve Your Livestock Business Through Technology

Ranchers would rather be outside than sit in front of a computer. But computers and mobile devices are powerful tools that can help take the livestock business to the next level. Learn how to take advantage of these tools in a relaxed setting.

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Agriculture

U.C. Cooperative Extension to offer sheep and goat workshop

June 13 event is an opportunity to learn about sheep and goat management

Goats showing food preferences.

Agriculture

Input sought on sheep and goat producer survey

UCCE will be hosting a goat/sheep workshop and would like input from producers about topics that are most important to them

Photo by Kristi Parker Johnson

Agriculture

River restoration creates critter highway

Pajaro River restoration project creates safe corridor for wildlife to travel between mountain ranges

This image that comes courtesy of Leslie David shows Santa Ana Valley Road in Hollister, Calif.

Agriculture

Water board seeks statewide regulation of livestock grazing

While freshwater officials seek input from public, some of the stakeholders have concerns over potential applicability of statewide regulation on both public land and private property.