Sheep and Goats

Improving Calf Performance by Extending the Grazing Season with Warm Season Grasses and Brassica Forages


Spring planted warm-season grasses and brassica forages increased nutritional content of the diet available to grazing cow-calf pair, but pastures were slow to establish and weaning weights were not improved.

By Shelby Filley

Animal Biotechnology

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Welcome to the website for the Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Program at UC Davis!

The mission of the Animal Genomics and Biotechnology Program is to provide research and education on the use of animal genomics and biotechnology in livestock production systems. The research focus of Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam's laboratory is the use of DNA-based biotechnologies in beef cattle production and agricultural systems. We invite you to explore the teaching, research, and outreach programs and associated resources on our website.

Agricultural Marketing Information Links

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Market Information on Commodity Futures & Options, Cash Prices & Agricultural Outlook, Weather, Statistics, and Educational Information.

Western Regional Extension

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Publications and newsletters on economics from Extension specials around the west.

Managing Pastures for Longevity (with Grazing?)

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Video presentation on managing pastures and pasture grazing for longevity.

By Gene Pirelli

Top 11 ways to cope with high feed costs


11 – Cull unproductive animals
10 – Feed a Balanced Ration
9 – Limit feed (rather than self feed)
8 – Feed Whole grain instead of processed
7 – Compare feeds on the cost/pound of nutrient needed, not...

PNW Insect Management Handbook - Livestock section

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The Livestock Section of the PNW Insect Management Handbook has information on controlling flies and other pests of Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horses, Poultry, Sheep and Goats, and Swine.

By Sergio Arispe

Ranch Manaagement

WIRE - Western Integrated Resource Education

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WIRE (Western Integrated Resource) teaches a concept of management which provides practical tools for integrating management of the physical, biological, financial and human resources of agricultural operations.

Evaluation of flock production


Discusses the uses and benefits of flock evaluation calculations.

Culling Ewes


Culling is the practice of selling off animals that you no longer want to or no longer can keep. This article discusses reasons to cull, as well as strategic marketing of cull ewes.

By Shelby Filley

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