Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment


The Russell L. Rustici Rangeland and Cattle Research Endowment has put forth a request for proposals (RFP) for University of California personnel to support problem-solving research that will benefit California range cattle producers and provide practical answers to critical issues and challenges facing the industry. One goal is to promote collaboration and strengthen the network among research faculty, Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, and range cattle producers.

Funding opportunities are available for collaborative research, workshops, conferences, and symposia. Three to four research proposals will be awarded with annual budgets not exceeding $60,000 per year. The deadline for submission is commonly in October of each year. For additional information, please email rusticiresearch@ucdavis.edu



Newly Funded Research

Detection of Manganese Deficiency in California Cattle Herds

Josh Davy, CE Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

jsdavy@ucanr.edu

Educational Videos for Ranch Water Quality Plan Production

David Lewis, CE Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

djllewis@ucanr.edu

Beef Cattle Extension Programming through the eBEEF Community of Practice

Alison Van Eenennaam, CE Specialist, UCD Department of Animal Science

alvaneenennaam@ucdavis.edu


Recently Funded Research

Assessing Beef Cattle Welfare: Online Training Materials for Cow-Calf Operations

Cassandra Tucker, Professor and Researcher, UCD Department of Animal Science

cbtucker@ucdavis.edu 

Precision Breeding of Cattle Resistant to Mannheimia Haemolytica Leukotoxin

Alison Van Eenennaam, CE Specialist, UCD Department of Animal Science

alvaneenennaam@ucdavis.edu


Research Archive

Click here for previously funded research.