Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center
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Posts Tagged: Range Management

Successful "Low-Stress Handling" Workshop at SFREC

Participants learn about low-stress handling before going out into the field

On October 21st and 22nd, UCCE Farm Advisor, Roger Ingram and the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center hosted a Low-Stress Stockmanship School taught by Steve and Susan Cote. Steve has 27 years of experience as a range-soil conservationist for...

Posted on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 10:46 AM
  • Author: Clint Tipton

Beef and Range Field Day

Congressman Garamendi gives keynote address to high school students

On Wednesday, October 5th, SFREC hosted over 170 high school students enrolled in FFA and 4-H programs across six counties for the 3rd Annual Beef & Range Field Day. Students had the unique opportunity to engage with UC researchers and...

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:53 AM
Tags: Beef Cattle (1), Education (1), Outreach (1), Ranchers (2), Range Management (5), UCANR (3), Workshop (1)

Research Spotlight: Chico State, Sierra Nevada Brewery and SFREC partner on byproduct utilization as a supplement for grazing beef cows

Cows enjoying the wet brewers grain.

Over the past 15 years there has been an increase in the craft beers trade and contruction of micro-breweries throughout the North State. One of the byproducts of the brewing process is wet brewers grain (WBG), which must be disposed of in a biohazard...

Posted on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 10:28 AM
  • Author: Rebecca Swanson, CSU, Chico Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Author: Kasey DeAtley, Assistant Professor of Animal and Range Science

Research Spotlight: Using Phenology to Help in the Fight Against Invasives

Figure 1. Medusahead and barb goatgrass with other commonly co-occurring annual grasses. Left to right: Barb goatgrass, jointed goatgrass, hare barley, medusahead, ripgut brome, soft brome. Photo: J. Davy.

Medusahead and barb goatgrass are two harmful invasive annual grasses in California that have caused problems for ranchers and land managers since their introduction. UC researchers have made significant advances in developing and understanding...

Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 2:16 PM
  • Author: Philip Brownsey

Research Spotlight: Rangeland Production in Variable Climates

Rain-out shelters

SFREC visitors often notice and comment on the large "hoop house" structures that sit in a pasture just North of our headquarters. When precipitation is in the forecast, our staff works closely with the researchers associated with this...

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 9:22 AM
 
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