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Livestock and Natural Resource Management

The Livestock and Natural Resource Management Program focuses on efforts to keep livestock and rangeland itself healthy and productive. The program assists landowners through problem-solving research and by providing science based information that promotes good stewardship and sustainability.

  • If you can't find the Livestock or Range information you're looking for here, please visit the Livestock and Natural Resources webpages at the link below:

UCCE Livestock and Natural Resources

 

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Out of the Past is a 55 minute video that will enlighten you on the role of livestock grazing, ecology, and how through buying local, we can maintain this important resource management tool.

Here is a link to the Brand Inspector Directory.  You will find it on the Branch Info section of of the CDFA Bureau of Livestock Identification page.

Animal ID Workshop Handouts

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Wild Pig Survey
  • New Organic Livestock Rules Proposed

    For producers doing organic livestock: USDA/AMS Proposing New Organic Livestock Regulations   The United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service proposes to amend the organic livestock and poultry production...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
  • USDA Offers Resources to Expand Meat Processing

    USDA Offers Resources to Expand Meat Processing The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced late last week the launch of the Meat and Poultry Processing Capacity Technical Assistance Program to provide technical assistance to meat and poultry grant...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
  • USDA Providing Drought, Wildfire Payments to Livestock Producers

    USDA Providing Drought, Wildfire Payments to Livestock Producers   The U.S Department of Agriculture announced this week that ranchers who have approved applications through the 2021 Livestock Forage Disaster Program for forage...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
  • New Lamb Check-off Rules for Auction Markets

    The following information came from the American Lamb Board.  Changes in Mandatory Lamb Checkoff Collections at Auction Markets Announced While the American Lamb Checkoff rate is not changing, how the mandatory assessments are collected...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor
  • Interesting Read: University of Arizona Led Research On Climate Change Impacts From The Jet Stream

    From time to time I find interesting research that sheds new light on specific topics that are worth sharing. Recently I came across one from researchers at my alma mater, the University of Arizona. The title is Jet Stream Changes Could Amplify...


    By John M Harper
    Author - County Director Mendocino & Lake/Livestock & Natural Resources Advisor