Livestock and Range Management
Range livestock production is the leading agricultural commodity in Shasta County. Cooperative Extension works with producers on a variety of issues including quality assurance and range management, as well as irrigated pasture and water quality.
Focus of recent projects include:
-Irrigated Pasture Fertilization
-Evaluation of Irrigation Timing
-Depth and Irrigated Pasture Production
-Involvement in McArthur Swamp Project
-Effect of Irrigation Diversion on Stream Temperature
-Development of a series of Beef Cattle Market Risk Articles.
This program also hosts annual workshops on timely topics such as water policy, animal health and irrigated pasture