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Beef Cattle
Animal Wastes and Water Quality (DVD)
Describes the problems and outlines the methods for managing wastes, both in confined-animal operations and on pasture or rangeland, so that contamination of surface water and groundwater is avoided.

Publication Number:: 6532D
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Bay Area Ranching Heritage: A Continuing Legacy
Part of the Understanding Working Rangelands series. Livestock grazing has been practiced in California for more than 200 years, and it continues to benefit local communities today, not least by helping keep open space available for recreation use.

Publication Number:: 8528
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Beef Care Practices
A thorough introduction to the issues and decisions facing a beef cattle producer in California.

Publication Number:: 8257
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Caring for Cattle to Provide Safe and Wholesome Meat
The care and feeding of livestock has a cyclic rhythm tied to the animals’ reproductive cycle and seasonal health needs. Ranchers must perform numerous tasks to keep their animals healthy and reproducing.

Publication Number:: 8530
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Cattle Management Strategies To Minimize Foothill Abortion
A tick-borne bacterial disease, commonly known as foothill abortion, kills cow fetuses in herds grazing in parts of the intermountain West. Learn identification and management practices to help protect your herd.

Publication Number:: 8566
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Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Horses: What's the Difference for Working Rangelands?
Part of the Understanding Working Rangelands series. Range livestock species differ in size, weight, behavior, and feeding preferences. Learn how these factors can influence their suitability for grazing on a particular area of multi-use rangeland.

Publication Number:: 8524
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Cows Need Water, Too: Water Sources, Wetlands, and Riparian Areas
Part of the Understanding Working Rangelands series. All creatures need access to water. One good way to water range livestock is to use natural water sources on the grazing site. Learn how to provide animal access and still protect the water resource.

Publication Number:: 8525
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Crop Biotechnology: Feeds for Livestock
Some food shoppers are concerned about the safety of biotech crops and of food animals raised on biotech feeds. This publication summarizes scientific research on the topic.

Publication Number:: 8145
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Drought Tip: Drought Strategies for Beef Cattle Culling
Removing animals from the herd is the most direct method of reducing forage consumption on drought-stricken rangeland. Strategic culling requires the ability to navigate the current year’s challenges while considering steps to rebuild for the future.

Publication Number:: 8555
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Drought Tip: Drought Strategies for Feeding Cattle Grazing Annual Grassland
Drought leads to predictable lack of forage production on rangelands leaving two possible management scenarios: sell to reduce forage demand, or supplement feeding. This publication is designed to help producers weigh options available to prevent complete

Publication Number:: 8563
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Drought Tip: Supplemental Feeds for Cattle Operations during Drought
This publication discusses the variety of supplemental feeds available to California ranchers and will help you make decisions for your cattle operation, depending on your budget and the nutrient needs of you cattle.

Publication Number:: 8565
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Feeding Rice Straw to Cattle
Rice straw, under increased scrutiny when burned as agricultural waste, has new promise as a livestock feed.

Publication Number:: 8079
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Fundamentals of Beef Management
This handy guide was developed specifically for small-scale operations, and includes everything you need to know to get started in the beef cattle business. You'll also find it helpful if you have been away from the business for an extended time.

Publication Number:: 3495
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Fundamentals of Beef Management (Minor Damage)
This handy guide was developed specifically for small-scale operations, and includes everything you need to know to get started in the beef cattle business. You'll also find it helpful if you have been away from the business for an extended time.

Publication Number:: 3495SD
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Grazing Systems Management: Achieving Management Goals . . .
Time was, herded livestock could be led over the wide landscape to wherever the feed and water were best, but fences and property rights restrict most modern herds to much smaller ranges. Time and space are big issues for today's herder.

Publication Number:: 8529
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Guidelines for Residual Dry Matter (RDM) Management
Properly managed RDM can be expected to provide a high degree of protection from soil erosion and nutrient loss. Applications of specific RDM standards based on research and experience have shown the effectiveness of this approach to grazing management.

Publication Number:: 8092
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Irrigated Pasture Production in the Central Valley of California
This is a step-by-step guide to establishing and maintaining irrigated pastures - a mixture of perennial grasses and legumes.

Publication Number:: 21628
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Livestock-Poisoning Plants of California
Horses, goats, sheep, and cattle can sicken or die if they eat from a poisonous plant. The best strategy is just to keep these plants out of reach. Here are photos, ID info, and poisoning symptoms for more than 30 hazardous ornamental and range plants.

Publication Number:: 8398
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Management Options to Reduce Pollutants in Runoff from Irrigated Pastures
Learn about the types of irrigated pasture in California and how irrigation and livestock management practices can improve the water quality in runoff and nearby streams and rivers.

Publication Number:: 6590D
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Managing Smutgrass in Irrigated Pastures
Small smutgrass is a grass that grows well in irrigated pastures but is not palatable to livestock. So what happens if it grows well and it doesn't get eaten? It takes over the pasture! Learn some simple control measures that will keep this weed in check

Publication Number:: 8473
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Niche Beef Production
As a new or established beef producer, how can you reach developing markets for antibiotic-free, grassfed, or other animal-care-specific meats? Is it worth the cost—to you or to consumers? This publication can help you find the path that's right for you.

Publication Number:: 8500
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Pears: An Alternative Feed
Pears that are weather damaged or otherwise unsaleable need not go entirely to waste: you can still use them as feed for cattle, sheep, or goats. This brief publication gives you the basics on making the best of your fruit tree losses.

Publication Number:: 7266
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Ranching Infrastructure: Tools for Healthy Grasslands, Livestock, and Ranchers
Part of the Understanding Working Rangelands series. Ranch roads, fencing, gates, water systems, corrals, and working scales play a key role in proper management of livestock and effective management of rangelands.

Publication Number:: 8561
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Rangeland Management Series: Balancing Beef Cow Nutrient Requirements and Season
Livestock on California's foothill rangelands get much of their nutrition from rangeland forage plants. The publication helps you strike the best balance of range forage to purchased feed in any given year.

Publication Number:: 8021
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