Livestock and Range Management
The livestock production advisor conducts research and education to assist local producers in maintaining this important economic sector of our economy while conserving and enhancing the natural resources that make Siskiyou County a place we all enjoy. Our program goals are to assist producers in the production and marketing of livestock products in an increasingly global marketplace and to provide the nation with a safe, reliable, beef supply while preserving and protecting the resources, customs, culture, and viability of local individuals.
The impact of production on the environment is a key consideration – we look at the ramifications of livestock production on water quantity and quality, vegetation, fish, wildlife, and local customs and culture.
We work cooperatively local producers, industry personnel, UC researchers, and agencies to solve local problems. Understanding local conditions helps us adapt new knowledge in production areas such as genetics, nutrition, animal health, feed production, and marketing to information that local producers can use.
Carissa K. Rivers
Livestock & Natural Resource Advisor