News and Highlights
Just Published! A global meta-analysis of grazing impacts on soil health indicators Soils are the backbone of stability and resilience in grazing land systems. To determine livestock grazing impacts on soil health, we conducted a global meta-analysis of soil organic carbon, total N, C/N ratio, and bulk density responses to grazing strategies and intensities from studies around the world.
Just Published! Seeding plants for long-term multiple ecosystem service goals We investigated the long-term effects of 4 seeding mixes (forage annual, native perennial, exotic perennial, and exotic-native perennial) on multiple ecosystem services, including invasion resistance, pollinator food sources, plant community diversity, and forage quality and productivity.
Just Published! Livestock protection tools for California ranchers This publication helps producers evaluate livestock protection tools that may fit their site-specific needs.
Recent Blog Posts
- UC Rangelands Spring NewsletterUC Cooperative Extension, Chico State, and Foster Ranch co-host Irrigated Pasture and Rangeland Management Workshop In California, there are more than 34 million acres of grazed rangeland. […]
- WVM Analysis Overview: Which Value-Added Management Programs Really Add Value to Your Cattle?By Tina Saitone Cooperative Extension Specialist, Livestock and Rangeland Economics The ever-expanding suite of value-added management and marketing programs available to cattle ranchers today […]
- Grazing Management to Improve Soil HealthBy Ken Tate Grazing lands occupy nearly half the Earth’s land area, provide livelihoods for millions, and mitigate climate change via massive stores of carbon. Maintaining and restoring soil health […]