Serving Mariposa County since 1949
2-Day Rangeland and Livestock Management Course
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 2, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
UCCE Merced Conference Room
2145 Wardrobe Ave.Merced, CA 95341
The goal of this two-day course is to provide ranchers and land managers a solid foundation of science-based information in rangeland ecology and livestock management principles combined with hands-on skills that enhance sustainability and economic viability.
This comprehensive course will improve the understanding of mechanisms driving changes and in turn promote proactive and adaptive management.
Topics Will Include:
- Afternoon fieldwork both days
- Rangeland vegetation and plant ID
- Grazing management
- Herd health and disease prevention
- Rangeland monitoring and assessment
- Rangeland stewardship and ecosystem services
- Rangeland soil characteristics and soil health
- Drought management
- Animal and foraging behavior
- Low stress animal handling, and facilities design
- Weed management
Registration is Required
Cost is $95 per person ($150 for TWO persons from same ranch)
Registration includes lunches, light refreshments, and training material
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If you have special needs that limit your participation in this event, please contact our office at least one week in advance.
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5009 Fairgrounds Road
Mariposa, CA 95338-9435
(209) 966-2417 Phone
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