Monday, January 23, 2017

Bull sale lineup to include drought management forum

Among the various activities at this week's Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale will be a California Cattlemen's Association-sponsored informational forum Friday morning discussing on-farm drought management. From the CCA:
Please join CCA for the third installment of a series of workshops being held throughout the state to help ranchers better prepare for and withstand periods of drought. The workshop will take place on Jan. 27 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale located at the Tehama District Fairgrounds in Red Bluff.

There has been an excellent start to this year's rainy season, however California still remains in one of the most extended droughts in its recorded history.

This forum will focus on specific on-farm management practices that can be implemented to successfully adapt your operation to drought and help provide for the future economic resiliency of your ranch. Topics and speakers will include:

Water Use on Irrigated Pasture and Growth Cycle of Annual Rangelands
Larry Forero, Shasta County Director, UC Cooperative Extension

Consideration of Supplemental Feeding, Including Byproducts
Josh Davy, Tehama County Livestock, Range, and Natural Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension

Benefits of Rotational Grazing During Drought
Ken Tate, Rangeland Watershed Specialist, UC Davis

Coping with Drought on California Rangelands: Results of Interviews and Surveys of California Ranchers
Leslie Roche, Rangeland Specialist, UC Davis

The forum is free and open to all. Take the opportunity to attend this informational seminar while enjoying all the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale has to offer.
Here is my advance story on the bull sale. In the photo, bull sale manager Adam Owens carries fencing to where it is needed during set-up last week.

I will be covering the forum and other bull sale activities. Check here and at for reports.

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