Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
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Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center

Sierra Foothill REC Blog

Sustainable Pasture Irrigation at SFREC

Water is transported to SFREC through BVID canals, originating at Collins Lake.

Water - the focus of countless issues, headlines, and studies - is arguably a more precious resource than gold. Dependence on water application ranges far and wide in today's thirsty society – from drinking to sanitation to agriculture. This...

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10:34 AM
  • Author: Maddison Easley
Tags: Irrigation (6), Natural Resources (11), Ranchers (30), Research (16), SFREC (62), UCANR (42), UCCE (19), Water (5)

SFREC Aids Researchers in Developing a “Beefier” Assessment Tool

Researchers evaluate the handling of beef cattle as part of this assessment.

Earlier this week researchers visited the SFREC beef herd to perform the first run of a newly designed assessment method. With growing interest in animal health and welfare, especially in regards to livestock used for human consumption, there is a need...

Posted on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 12:06 PM
  • Author: Maddison Easley
Tags: Animal Health (4), Animal Welfare (1), Beef Cattle (23), Education (30), Ranchers (30), Research (16), SFREC (62), UC Davis (3)

4-H Visits SFREC

Our visitors enjoyed the Yuba River Education Center.

Head, heart, hands, and health. These four words establish the foundation upon which the nation's largest youth development organization has grown, thrived, and continues to develop inspiring community members. Last week the Sierra Foothill...

Posted on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 3:12 PM
  • Author: Maddison Easley
Tags: 4-H (8), Community (8), Education (30), Future (7), Outreach (30), SFREC (62), Tour (3), UCANR (42), Yuba River (7)

Gaining In“sight” about Pinkeye in Beef Cattle


Summer is a prime time for pinkeye on California rangeland.  SFREC is not excluded from this problem so we screen for pinkeye frequently, particularly during animal handling efforts. Pinkeye is often observed as an oozing, discolored, bulging...

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Tags: Animal Health (4), Beef Cattle (23), Pinkeye (1), Ranchers (30), Research (16), SFREC (62), UC Davis (3)

SFREC Hires an Agricultural Communications Coordinator for the Summer


SFREC was in need of a pair of interested, capable, and flexible hands for the summer to help with a renewed effort to communicate the broad array of activities currently underway and outline the many opportunities for research, education and outreach at...

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 10:24 AM
Tags: 4-H (8), Cal Poly (1), FFA (7), Outreach (30), SFREC (62), Staff (2), Summer Intern (1)

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