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May 1, 2019 - May 2, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UCCE Merced Office Conference Room
2145 Wardrobe Ave.
Merced, CA 95341
Cost is $95 per person ($150 for TWO persons from same ranch)
Cows Grazing on Green Grass
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2-Day Rangeland and Livestock Management Course

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Goal: 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 Registration includes lunches, light refreshments, and training material.